IT & Mobile Security

Scientific Research

Seminar, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

This course teaches students about the basic principles of scientific work in the field of applied computer sciences. It is an introduction into the fascinating field of research. The course shows the power of theory and literature, helps formulating intriguing research questions, provides an overview of scientific methods and data analysis, and gives hints on how to derive insightful conclusions out of results. Using this topic area, we will understand what it means to 'do science' and to develop skills such as how to do literature review, how to critically read and review written papers, hold oral presentations and posters.

Learning outcomes

The students acquire detailed understanding of data security, especially the security of Big Data technologies. In addition to that, the students will be able to successfully participate in scientific research work in order to present his/her research impressively to the scientific community. He/ she is also able to create and present scientific posters.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books: Natan R. Database Security, Ambler S. Database Refactoring; Marz N. Big Data; King, Ronald (2012). Research Methods for Information Systems. Orca Dorcauk Orphan; Hoboken, NJ. Robson, C. (2002). Real World Research. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford. Lebrun, J.-L.

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

modul Information Systems

Assessment methods and criteria

Seminar: continuous assessment