Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Scientific Methods and Writing

Seminar, 2.50 ECTS


Course content

Part 1: Philosophy of Science
- History of the philosophy of science
- Important theories resp. lines of thought in scientific theory
- Overview of scientific research methods
Part 2: Research processes
- Deriving research questions and hypotheses
- Conducting intensive research
- Design of the research project or decision regarding methodology
- Analysis, publication and presentation of gain of knowledge
- Working techniques and time management
Part 3: Publication and publication standards
- Clear and consistent writing style as well as gender-appropriate wording
- Citation and handling of literature management programs
- Property rights and ethical principles
- Structuring, formatting and visualization of publications
- Publicationvariants
- Quality assurance resp. reviews and peer reviews
- Rankings and impact factors

Learning outcomes

Students know the history of scientific theory and understand the most important theories in this regard. They understand the various research methods and research processes and are able to apply the relevant basics to practical research projects. They are also able to publish research approaches or research results in accordance with general and special publication standards.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Recommended literature or books:
- American Psychological Association (2009). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. American Psychological Association, revised edition.
- Döring, N., Bortz, J. et al (2015). Forschungsmethoden und Evaluation in den Sozial- und Humanwissenschaften. Springer, 5th edition.
- Eco, U. (2010). Wie man eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit schreibt. UTB GmbH, 13th edition.
- Johnson, G., Whittington, R. et al (2017). Explorig Strategy - Text and Cases. Pearson Education, 11th edition.
- Kerth, K., Asum, H. et al (2015). Die besten Strategietools in der Praxis: Welche Werkzeuge brauche ich wann? Wie wende ich sie an? Wo liegen die Grenzen? Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co KG, 6th edition.
- Krogerus, M., Tschäppeler, R. (2017). 50 Erfolgsmodelle - Kleines Handbuch für strategische Entscheidungen - Neuausgabe. Kein & Aber, 3rd edition.
- Reclam (2005). Logisches Argumentieren: (Texte und Materialien für den Unterricht) (Reclams Universal-Bibliothek). Reclam, Philipp jun. GmbH, 1st edition.
- Wöhe, G., Döhring, U. et al (2016). Einführung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre. Vahlen, 26th edition.
Recommended journals or selected articles:
Relevant journals and articles will be announced in the courses.

Typical software for this module:
Microsoft Excel, Oracle Crystal Ball, ARGO, LaTeX/TeXworks/TeXnic Center, JabRef etc.

Mode of delivery

2,5 ECTS seminar

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Assessment methods and criteria

Exercise: examination character