Universität Wien FIND

040040 UE Experimental Methods I (MA) (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 04.11. 15:00 - 18:15 Digital
Donnerstag 05.11. 11:30 - 14:45 Digital
Montag 09.11. 11:30 - 14:45 Digital
Dienstag 10.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Montag 16.11. 11:30 - 14:45 Digital
Dienstag 17.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Dienstag 15.12. 08:00 - 13:00 Digital
Mittwoch 20.01. 18:30 - 21:30 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

How can we use experiments to learn more about organizations?
This course covers the various forms of experiments in strategy and organizational research. It provides an overview of the process of creating a research design.
A major aspect is the comparison of the different approaches to laboratory experiments in different fields. First, we discuss the experimental methods on a theoretical and practical level. We use well-known experiments as examples of advantages and limitations of the experimental methods. As the main topic, we will focus on recent experiments in strategy and organizational design. Students will participate by reading and presenting articles about interesting experiments. As the main project, students will determine their own research questions, review the corresponding literature and devise a proposal for a possible experiment.

Please be aware that student papers will be checked for plagiarism with the software TURNITIN. Students who plagiarize will fail this course.

Please refer to www.strategy.univie.ac.at for general information on our courses.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Attendance is absolutely mandatory during the entire first session of this course!

20% - Experiments presentation
15% - Hand-in assignments
20% - Final Exam
15% - Paper-idea presentation
30% - Final Paper

Please note that TURNITIN will be used in order to test all written coursework (e.g. assignments, final papers) for possible plagiarism.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Attendance is absolutely mandatory during the entire first session of this course!

1. Understanding, evaluating, and classifying experiments
2. Using (formal) models to design experiments
3. Analyzing organization from a designer's perspective
4. Learning how experiments are used (for research) in strategy and organizational studies

Students may miss a total of 10% of classes (that accounts for 2.5 hours) without providing a reason. Any further absence has to be documented with a doctor's notice.


In-class experiments (simple examples)
Student presentations


To be announced in class.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Fr 12.05.2023 00:12