Accounting

This course defines the basics of and the approach to academic research at academic institutions. The course defines the term "science" and outlines a brief overview of epistemological trends as well as general approaches to academic writing and research. The course explains the formal and content-related requirements of an academic paper, the phrasing of a hypothesis, the drafting of a disposition and planning of academic research processes. It describes the differences between qualitative and quantitative methods as well as the formal structure of a thesis and use of citation rules.

Mode of delivery

face to face

Type

compulsory

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Haslehner /Wala, Bachelor- und Diplomarbeiten an Fachhochschulen Eine Kurzanleitung zur Erstellung wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Applied methods including macro and micro levels of teaching. Macro methods are case studies and analyses. Micro methods are keynote lectures, dialogic learning, text analyses and discussions. Students work individually, in groups or in the plenum.

Assessment methods and criteria

One grade for both lecture and tutorial part of class. In total 70 points for final written exam. The tutorial part is worth 30 points (continuous assessment). In total 100 points are to be obtained.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

none

Infos

Degree programme

Film-, TV-, & Media Production (Bachelor)

Cycle

Bachelor

ECTS Credits

3.00

Language of instruction

German

Curriculum

Full-Time

Academic year

2021

Semester

1 WS

Incoming

Yes

Learning outcome

After the successful completion of this course the students will be able to compose academic papers independently. They will be able to phrase and structure these texts independently. They will also have obtained the basic skills required for independent research of academic papers and evaluation of such sources with regard to their quality. Thus the students will be able to write their own academic papers (seminar papers, bachelor theses) for all courses in this degree program using academic language.

Course code

0702-11-03-VZ-DE-07