194.078 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.

2021W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • distinguish and understand different fields in the research of business informatics,
  • assess which research methods are suitable for which problems,
  • recognize when a research method is not suitable for a problem,
  • describe and apply the steps necessary to carry out a particular research method,
  • select appropriate research methods for a given problem,
  • assess the suitability of a research method for a given problem,
  • analyse and criticise research methods chosen in research, and
  • configure a research method suitable for their diploma thesis, taking into account recognized research approaches.

Subject of course

Introduction to the interdisciplinary research field of business informatics

  • design-based methods
  • empirical-quantitative methods
  • empirical-qualitative methods
  • data-driven methods
  • formal-analytical methods

The lectures take place on 10 evenings (18:00 - 20:00) in October. The schedule is as follows:

Wed 06.10.2021 Live 18:00 - 18:30 Christian Huemer Preliminary Presentation
Wed 06.10.2021 Live 18:30 - 20:30 Christian Huemer Research Methods of Business Informatics
Thu 07.10.2021 Video + Q&A 18:00 - 20:00 Martin Kerndler Research Methods of Economics
Mon 11.10.2021 Live 18:00 - 20:00 Julia Neidhardt Design Science (I)
Wed 13.10.2021 Live 18:00 - 20:00 Julia Neidhardt Design Science (II)
Thu 14.10.2021 Live 18:00 - 20:00 Andreas Rauber Research Methods of Data Science
Mon 18.10.2021 Live 18:00 - 20:00 Marjo Rauhala Research Ethics & Research Integrity(and Resources at TUW)
Wed 20.10.2021 Video + Q&A 18:00 - 20:00 Michael Filzmoser Scientific Experiments
Thu 21.10.2021 Video + Q&A 18:00 - 20:00 Hilda Tellioglu Qualitative Research Methods
Wed 27.10.2021 Live 18:00 - 20:00 Walter Schwaiger Research Methods of Business Administration & Mangement
Thu 28.10.2021 Video + Q&A 18:00 - 20:00 Stefan Schulte Systematic Literature Review

 

Teaching methods

  • Presentations of the relevant methods
  • Discussion of these methods

Mode of examination

Immanent

Additional information

All sessions of the course will be held on-line.

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194.078 is a mandatory course of the Master Business Informatics, but who should attend this course:

  • Students who have already started to work on their master thesis (and have not done this course  before)
  • Students who start to work on their master thesis during this winter term
  • Students who intend to work on their master thesis in the upcoming summer term (but who are about to fix a topic in November/December).

Who should NOT attend this course

  • Evidently, students who did already pass this course
  • Students who do not have a topic for their master thesis by this December.

Note, there will be a course on research methods each winter and each summer term.

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Wed18:00 - 20:0006.10.2021 - 27.10.2021 Zoom Link will be announced in the TUWEL course (LIVE)Research Methods Presentations
Thu18:00 - 20:0007.10.2021 - 28.10.2021 Zoom Link will be announced in the TUWEL course (LIVE)Research Methods Presentations
Mon18:00 - 20:0011.10.2021 - 18.10.2021 Zoom Link will be announced in the TUWEL course (LIVE)Research Methods Presentations
Research Methods - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Wed06.10.202118:00 - 20:00 Zoom Link will be announced in the TUWEL courseResearch Methods Presentations (1st Day until 20:30)
Thu07.10.202118:00 - 20:00 Zoom Link will be announced in the TUWEL courseResearch Methods Presentations
Mon11.10.202118:00 - 20:00 Zoom Link will be announced in the TUWEL courseResearch Methods Presentations
Wed13.10.202118:00 - 20:00 Zoom Link will be announced in the TUWEL courseResearch Methods Presentations
Thu14.10.202118:00 - 20:00 Zoom Link will be announced in the TUWEL courseResearch Methods Presentations
Mon18.10.202118:00 - 20:00 Zoom Link will be announced in the TUWEL courseResearch Methods Presentations
Wed20.10.202118:00 - 20:00 Zoom Link will be announced in the TUWEL courseResearch Methods Presentations
Thu21.10.202118:00 - 20:00 Zoom Link will be announced in the TUWEL courseResearch Methods Presentations
Wed27.10.202118:00 - 20:00 Zoom Link will be announced in the TUWEL courseResearch Methods Presentations
Thu28.10.202118:00 - 20:00 Zoom Link will be announced in the TUWEL courseResearch Methods Presentations

Examination modalities

Short tests following the presentation of the methods.

Seminar paper on the use of research methods in the context of one's own master thesis.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
27.09.2021 09:00 05.10.2021 17:00

Registration modalities

You need to sign up for the course in order to receive the link to the first on-line lecture.

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 926 Business Informatics

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Topic of Master Thesis needs to be fixed until this December at the latest.

Language

English