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4408149: C15 Research Seminar BPM

Semester:WS 17/18
Scheduled in semester:3
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:30.0 L / 22.5 h
Self-directed study time:67.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in 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

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.


Lectures Method

  • 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.

Admission Requirements

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.

Exam Modalities

Seminar Paper (100%)


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