Fundamentals of Academic Research

Reflection of scientific works: Everyday language vs. scientific language, rating of sources, research ethics Design of scientific works: Development of a bachelor thesis, structure of a disposition / scientific work Well-organized working: efficient investigation/research, application and preparation of literature, citing, formal requirements, time management Scientific writing: visualization of complex relationships, scientific language

Mode of delivery

face to face

Type

compulsory

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Haslehner / Wala (2009): Bachelor- und Diplomarbeiten an Fachhoch-schulen. Eine Kurzanleitung zur Erstellung wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten Schörner, Barbara (2009): Wissenschaftstheoretische Positionen – Ein Überblick (Skriptum), Wien Hug/Poscheschnik (2015): Empirisch forschen, 2. Auflage, utb

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures Discussion active Student participation in class Group exercise

Assessment methods and criteria

Group exercise (50%) module exam (50%)

Prerequisites and co-requisites

none

Infos

Degree programme

Logistics & Transport Management (Bachelor)

Cycle

Bachelor

ECTS Credits

3.00

Language of instruction

German

Curriculum

Full-Time

Academic year

2022

Semester

3 WS

Incoming

Yes

Learning outcome

After the completion of the course, the students will be able to explain the most important epistemological currents, describe and distinguish between the different research designs and related statistical and analytical methods. Students are able to create scientific works (in particular, bachelor theses) with good quality. In particular, students are able to: • Distinguish different types of scientific works • Define appropriate steps to draft research topics and research questions • Define structure and steps of a disposition • Carry out literature Research • Rate and cite sources • Know and fulfill formal and linguistic requirements

Course code

0391-11-08-VZ-DE-M16