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040046 UE Experimental Methods I (MA) (2019S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 08.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 08.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 15.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 15.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 01.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 01.04. 11:30 - 13:00 PC-Seminarraum 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Monday 08.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 08.04. 11:30 - 13:00 PC-Seminarraum 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Thursday 11.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 11.04. 16:45 - 18:15 PC-Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Monday 29.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 29.04. 11:30 - 13:00 PC-Seminarraum 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Thursday 09.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Thursday 09.05. 11:30 - 13:00 PC-Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Thursday 09.05. 13:15 - 14:45 PC-Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Thursday 16.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

To complete the Minor/Major in Strategic Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business is highly recommended.

Pre-requisites to attend this course: Admission to the Master's program

For further information on the courses of the Minor/Major in Strategic Management please refer to: www.strategy.univie.ac.at

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.

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance, Class Participation, & Paper Idea Presentation: 10 points
Mini-Experiments: 10 points
Hand-in Assignments: 15 points
Final Exam: 25 points
Final Paper: 40 points

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

1. Understanding the experimental method
2. Reading and evaluating experiments
3. Developing a research design for an experiment
4. Getting to know the prominent applications of experiments
5. Learning how experiments are used for the research in strategy & organizational studies

Please be aware that attendance during the first session of this course is absolutely mandatory. If students miss the first session without contacting the lecturer in writing (at the very latest until 24 hours before the present class' first session), giving a relevant reason/proof (e.g. illness=doctor's certificate) for their absence, they will be deregistered from the course and their place is automatically awarded to the next in line on the waiting list. After that, you are allowed to miss a total of 10% of classes (that's about 2.5 hours).

Examination topics

Lectures
In-class Experiments (simple examples)
Discussions
Student Presentations

Reading list

TBA

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:28