363-0305-00L  Empirical Methods in Management

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersF. von Wangenheim
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



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AbstractEvidence-based management requires valid empirical research. In this course, students will learn the basics of research design, fundamentals of data collection and statistical methods to analyze the data acquired in social science research. Students are expected to apply their knowledge in class discussions and out-of-class assignments.
Objective- Ability to formulate research questions and designing an appropriate study
- Ability to collect and analyze data using a variety of methods
- Ability to critically assess the quality of empirical research in management
- Applied knowledge of empirical methods through out-of-class assignments
Content1) Introduction to empirical management research
2) Research designs: exploratory, descriptive, experimental
3) Measurement and scaling
4) Data collection and sampling
5) Data analysis methods
6) Reporting and presenting empirical research
Prerequisites / NoticeAssignments and projects: This course includes out-of-class assignments and projects to give students some hands-on experience in conducting empirical research in management. Projects will focus on one particular aspect of empirical research, like the formulation of a research question or the design of a study. Students will have at least one week to work on each assignment. Students are expected to work on these assignments individually. Duplicate answers will receive no credit and will be subject to a disciplinary review. Assignments will be graded and need to be turned-in on time.

Class participation: Class participation is encouraged and can greatly improve students' learning in this class. In this spirit, students are expected to attend class regularly and come to class prepared.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersF. von Wangenheim
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.
Additional information on mode of examinationNext to the written final exam, students need to participate in out-of-class assignments. All assignments will be graded. They will account for 30% of the final grade. Assignments have to be submitted online by the announced deadline. Students may also voluntarily participate in small empirical studies to receive extra credits (bonus) for their final exam. Assignments and extra credits will remain valid for the repetition exam in the same semester.

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NumberTitleHoursLecturers
363-0305-00 GEmpirical Methods in Management2 hrs
Wed13-15HG F 3 »
F. von Wangenheim

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