Bank Management

Qualititative Research Methods

Seminar, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

The course provides the basis for structuring and writing texts according to internationally established scientific standards. The seminar sets standards for writing project and seminar papers in subsequent courses. In addition, qualitative research techniques, such as interviews or questionnaires, are presented.

The core contents include:
[1] Source search;
[2] requirements for scientific texts; references, rules of citation;
[3] Scientific formulation of questions and structuring of scientific texts;
[4] Qualitative techniques in scientific work: e.g. linking several sources, defining hypotheses, constructing and evaluating a questionnaire, designing, conducting and documenting qualified interviews, etc;
[5] Qualitative research methods (focus groups, interviews and their evaluation or systematic analysis)

Learning outcomes

Acquisition of a deeper understanding of scientific work
Overview of the methods of qualitative social research
Application of selected examples
Independent implementation of the acquired and learned contents in a seminar paper

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

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Mode of delivery

2 ECTS: Seminar

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Assessment methods and criteria

SE: assessment of term paper