4608149: C15 Research Seminar BPM

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Semester:WS 18/19
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

An attendance of min. 80% is necessary to obtain a positive grade in this course.
Seminar Paper (100%)


  • PWW-MA_Research Seminar BPM (WS 18/19, bewertet)