5647 Academic Research Techniques
Dr. Edith Ipsmiller
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/13/23 to 02/24/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 03/01/23 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.4.16
Thursday 03/02/23 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.4.16
Friday 03/03/23 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.4.16
Monday 03/06/23 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.4.16
The course covers the foundations of scientific research. Each unit will focus on particular skills which are relevant to the successful completion of a Bachelor paper.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this course students will be able to: - develop a research proposal for their bachelor paper in the field of "International Business" which is both scientifically relevant and practically feasible - understand and competently apply the basic principles of empirical research in the social sciences to the field of "International Business" study - formulate clear cause-and-effect relationships in the context of "International Business" and derive and formulate well-defined hypotheses - apply basic methods for testing hypotheses and developing theoretical models - self-manage the bachelor paper research and writing process - meet the fomal criteria of a bachelor paper - present the results of scientific paper or research
Attendance requirements

As this is a highly interactive class, regular attendance is mandatory. In-class discussions play a vital role in the course design and they can only be fruitful if everyone attends and contributes on a regular basis.

Students have to attend at least 80% of the scheduled sessions in order to meet the attendance requirements. However, they will not be able to collect contribution points for the respective sessions missed.

Teaching/learning method(s)
The course format is primarily interactive including group assignments, presentations and discussions. Students will learn to apply relevant concepts of scientific research to practical exercises discussed in class.

The final grade will be composed by individual class participation (30%), one group assignment (presentation; 30%) and a final written assignment (individual work; 40%). Absences from class reduce overall class participation and therefore negatively impact the individual final grade.

Grading scale: >90% Excellent (1), >80% Good (2), >70% Satisfactory (3), >50% Sufficient (4), <50% Fail (5)


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Last edited: 2023-02-15