5510787: C21_Research Methods I

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Semester:SS 23
Scheduled in semester:4
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:30.0 L / 22.5 h
Self-directed study time:67.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.09.2021)


Introduction to 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
    • 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
    • understand different point of views a research design can be based on
    • acquire new or alternative approaches to solutions and link them to your own approaches
    • tolerate different points of view
    • use various points of view constructively in order to develope and use new arguments


Für die Anmeldung zu Modulen der Vertiefungsrichtung müssen Module im Umfang von mindestens 45 ECTS Credits aus dem ersten Studienjahr und zusätzlich das Modul English I erfolgreich absolviert sein.
Wahlfächer bleiben für diese Regelungen vollständig ausser Betracht.


The successfull completion of this module is necessary for registering in the Module Research Methods II.