Research Methods

general approaches to writing an academic article: requirements for the style and contents, statement of the research question; statement of the disposition and planning of the research process; difference between qualitative and quantitative approaches; formal aspects and formatting of academic articles; research, quotation of references, developing awareness for the problem of plagiarism, presentation of results; general conspectus of references (monographs, periodicals, etc.); introduction to the online research in the internet for relevant topics from the field of the master programme.

Mode of delivery

face to face

Type

compulsory

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Lewis, P., Saunders, M., Thornhill, A.: Research Methods for Business Students, 5thed., Prentice Hall 2009 Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed., American Psychological Association 2009 Trochim, W.M.K., Donelly, J.P.: The Research Methods Knowledge Base, 3rd ed., http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/, Atomic Dog 2006 Haslehner F., Wala T: Bachelor- und Diplomarbeiten an der FH, LexisNexis 2008

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

excercise course

Assessment methods and criteria

Students are assessed on the quality of their assignments, their presentations and their participation.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

none

Infos

Degree programme

Quantitative Asset and Risk Management (Master)

Cycle

Master

ECTS Credits

1.00

Language of instruction

English

Curriculum

Part-Time

Academic year

2021

Semester

2 SS

Incoming

Yes

Learning outcome

The alumni are capable of independently pursuing academic work with a manageable level of complexity by systematically handling specified topics in the field of risk and assets management. Additionally alumni are capable to use the software "R" to analyze financial data.

Course code

0613-09-01-BB-EN-20