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