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040081 UE Empirical Methods II (MA) (2018W)

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


As part of the course grade, your class participation will be assessed every session. You will automatically fail the class if you miss more than 10% of sessions.

For Major: completed Minor


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 30 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Please note that Monday 3rd of December and Monday 10th of December are fallback sessions only.

Tuesday 20.11. 08:00 - 13:00 PC-Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Friday 23.11. 09:45 - 14:45 PC-Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Thursday 29.11. 09:45 - 14:45 PC-Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Monday 03.12. 09:45 - 14:45 PC-Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Wednesday 05.12. 09:45 - 14:45 PC-Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Monday 10.12. 09:45 - 14:45 PC-Seminarraum 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Thursday 10.01. 09:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course complements “Empirical Methods 1”. The goal of this follow-up class is for students to learn how to work with data and analyse it against the backdrop of a given research question. After a brief recap on the contents of “Empirical Methods 1”, we will delve into data analysis both in an applied and theoretical manner. Our theory sessions will focus on descriptive and inference statistics for cross-sectional data with an application to business problems. Our applied sessions will introduce data coding and data analysis using statistical programming software.
Language: The course is held in English.

Assessment and permitted materials

Class participation (35% of total grade), Written individual Exam (20% of total grade), Project (45%) 50% of the total 100% are required to pass the course.

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

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Overview and in-depth knowledge of the fundamental data preparation and analyzing methods in management research
Ability to assess quality of empirical research in management
Practical experience by conducting a study on a management related issue

Examination topics

Student Presentations
In-class exercises

Reading list

The basic reference we will use throughout the course is “Introductory Econometrics” by J. Wooldridge, Thomson, 2003 (or newer edition. Just note that page references below refer to the 2003 edition). Whenever necessary, we will draw from other textbooks.
Additionally, we will be drawing from a series of research articles that apply the methods discussed throughout the course. We will provide you with the readings at the relevant time.

Association in the course directory

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