195.079 Fundamental research methods for doctoral students
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • enumerate and describe the fundamental research methods in Computer Science
  • point out the basic targets and concepts of these research methods
  • find pointers to more advanced information about these methods
  • critically identify the research methods relevant to their research and correctly apply these

Subject of course

This course comprise lectures and discussions that are held in presence.

An introduction meeting will be held on

Tue, March 8th, 2022 at 16:15  in Seminar room Gödel (Favoritenstrasse)

Participation is mandatory!


After an introduction to methodologies and paradigms

this course will continue with its 4 main parts:

  1. Formal methods
  2. Quantitative methods
  3. Qualitative methods
  4. Design methods

ECTS Breakdown:

19 hours / Qualitative methods
19 hours / Quantitative methods
19 hours / Formal methods
19 hours / Design methods


76 hours overall


March 8:   Organizational issues
March 15: Introduction to Methodologies and Paradigms
March 22: Quantitative Methods (1)
April 5:      Qualitative Methods
April 26:    Formal Methods
May 17:    Design Methods
June 14: Quantitative Methods (2)  - originally scheduled for May 31

Teaching methods

The respective teachers design their blocks differently. Please pay attention to the information which will be available in the TUWEL course.

Generally, videos will be available to allow flexible timing for self-study. The dates listed in the schedule will mostly allow for discussion and Q&A


Mode of examination


Additional information

This is a Fundamental PhD Course of the Faculty of Informatics for doctoral students. This course is related to methodologies.

First-year doctoral students are advised to take this course, as its content may help them to prepare their PhD proposal.

Doctoral students in Computer Science have admission priority to this course.

In case of general questions (which are not specific to one of the course parts) please contact Andreas Steininger via e-mail: steininger@ecs.tuwien.ac.at. For questioons specific to a certain part, please contact the respective lecturer directly.



Course dates

Tue16:00 - 19:0008.03.2022 - 14.06.2022Seminarraum FAV EG C (Seminarraum Gödel) Lecture FRM
Tue16:00 - 19:0015.03.2022 See TUWEL for Zoom link (LIVE)Lecture FRM - Paradigms
Fundamental research methods for doctoral students - Single appointments
Tue08.03.202216:00 - 19:00Seminarraum FAV EG C (Seminarraum Gödel) Lecture FRM
Tue15.03.202216:00 - 19:00 See TUWEL for Zoom linkLecture FRM - Paradigms
Tue22.03.202216:00 - 19:00Seminarraum FAV EG C (Seminarraum Gödel) Lecture FRM
Tue05.04.202216:00 - 19:00Seminarraum FAV EG C (Seminarraum Gödel) Lecture FRM
Tue26.04.202216:00 - 19:00Seminarraum FAV EG C (Seminarraum Gödel) Lecture FRM
Tue17.05.202216:00 - 19:00Seminarraum FAV EG C (Seminarraum Gödel) Lecture FRM
Tue24.05.202216:00 - 19:00Seminarraum FAV EG C (Seminarraum Gödel) Lecture FRM
Tue31.05.202216:00 - 19:00Seminarraum FAV EG C (Seminarraum Gödel) Lecture FRM
Tue14.06.202216:00 - 19:00Seminarraum FAV EG C (Seminarraum Gödel) Lecture FRM

Examination modalities

The course parts will be graded with an assignment for each part. The final grade is calculated as the average grade of the assignments.

For a positive overall grade all four course parts must have been graded positive by the respective lecturer.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.02.2022 00:00 08.03.2022 10:00

Registration modalities

Please register in TISS.



No lecture notes are available.


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