3606582: Research Methods

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Semester:WS 13/14
Scheduled in semester:5
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:75.0 L / 56.5 h
Self-directed study time:123.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.09.2012)


Introduction into methodology, the basics of: research foundations, research philosophies and approaches, development, and the implementation and analysis of research projects.


    • know the most important methodological approaches and instruments of social sciences
    • understand the relevant influencing factors of research decisions, describe the most important approaches for various problem situations
    • correctly implement methodological instruments and approaches
    • identify the relevant influential factors in the research process, analyze the consequences of methodological decisions on the research process and results
    • develop appropriate research designs dependent on the research question
    • assess research approaches and evaluate their suitability in various situations
    • reflect upon the basic types of research design.
    • interpret and explain the prerequisites of research strategies.
    • apply the basic research approaches to new problems.
    • compare alternative research approaches, identify similarities and differences.
    • summarize and evaluate the various research approaches.
    • determine if certain models (i.e. approaches) can be implemented in concrete situations and choose an appropriate model/approach for the situation under research.
    • actively listen to the arguments and discussion points of fellow students.
    • work together in groups to generate solutions for practical examples as well as the preparation of presentations.
    • evaluate the solutions of colleagues, compare them to your own solution.
    • acquire new or alternative approaches to solutions and link them to your own approaches.
    • represent and defend your own solution even when faced with criticism.
    • tolerate different points of view
    • use various points of view constructively in ordert o develope and use new arguments

Admission Requirements

  • Ability to think and work independently
  • Initiative, curiosity, reflection


Voraussetzung für die Anmeldung zum Modul:

  • erfolgreicher Abschluss aller Module des 1. Regelstudienjahres