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4408149: C15 Research Seminar BPM

Semester: WS 17/18
Art: Modul/LV/Prüfung
Sprache: Englisch
ECTS-Credits: 3.0
Plansemester: 3
Lektionen / Semester: 30.0 L / 22.5 h
Selbststudium: 67.5 h



Masterstudium Information Systems (01.09.2015)



Short description
The course focuses on developing research proposals in the field of business process management.


  • Conducting literature reviews
  • Developing research questions
  • Designing qualitative, quantitative, and design oriented research
  • Writing research proposals
  • Ethical issues in business process management research


  • Students will know the professional code of conduct of the academic IS discipline.
  • Students will effectively communicate academic research designs.
  • Students will produce rigorous research proposals in the area of business process management.
  • Students will recognize and analyze ethical problems of designing and conducting research in the field of business process management.



  • The module integrates theoretical knowledge and practical skills in an interactive seminar.
  • The e-learning platform Moodle will be used throughout the course for the dissemination of course material and discussions.

Voraussetzungen (inhaltlich)

Recommended previous knowledge

  • Research Methods


Compulsory reading

  • Bryman, A. & Bell, E. (2015) Business research methods (4th ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Creswell, J.W. (2013) Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (3rd ed.). Sage Publications
  • Oates, B. J. (2006). Researching information systems and computing. London, UK: Sage Publications.
  • Recker, J. (2012). Scientific Research in Information Systems: A Beginner’s Guide. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany.

Further reading
  • Kumar, R. (2014). Research methodology: A step-by-step guide for beginners. London, UK: Sage Publications.


Seminar Paper (100%)


  • PWW-MA_Research Seminar BPM (WS 17/18, bewertet)