185.A34 Research Methods
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

Knowledge about different methodical approaches in computer science research. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of research results. Positioning and demarcation in the context of related work. Documentation and representation of research results. Principles of science ethics.

Subject of course

Overview about research approaches, introduction into scientific investigation and application of digital media.


Analysis of scientific work (focus on diploma theses and dissertations at TU Vienna in the area of computer science) according to the used scientific methods and their suitability to different research issues.


Learning of foundations and techniques of the most relevant methods like e.g. representation, benchmarking and evaluation of results, creation of criteria catalogues, related work analysis and definition of a focused problem statement, performance of studies.


Practical experiences with methods in form of group work by means of selected examples.

Additional information

Note: All lectures start c.t. If you are not present at the beginning of the first lecture (13:15 s.t.) then you might lose your registration to other students in the waining list.


It is obligatory to attend all lectures.


ECTS Breakdown:

3 ECTS = 75 Hours

Hours / Purpose:

  • 15 / Lecture + presentations
  • 40 / 5 exercises à 8 hours
  • 10 / Presentation preparation
  • 10 / Documentation



Course dates

Mon13:00 - 16:0015.10.2018Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Vorbesprechung und Gruppeneinteilung
Mon13:00 - 16:0029.10.2018Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Lecture
Mon13:00 - 16:0005.11.2018Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Lecture
Mon13:00 - 16:0012.11.2018Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Lecture
Mon13:00 - 16:0026.11.2018Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Lecture
Mon13:00 - 16:0010.12.2018Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Lecture
Mon13:00 - 16:0014.01.2019Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Lecture
Mon13:00 - 16:0028.01.2019Seminarraum Argentinierstrasse Lecture
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Starting with an introductory lecture part, the students will perform an analysis of scientific works according to the most relevant methods used resulting in a presentation of the investigated results.  Then, in a second lecture part, the students will learn the basics to be able to apply  the most relevant identified research methods and exercise these practically in groups of ca. 2-3 students by means of selected use cases. The results will be documented and finally presented to the entire group.

Course registration

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Group Registration

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