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040088 UE Empirical Methods I (MA) (2018S)

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

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

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Please note that choosing our Minor/Major will entail costs based on external business case studies, for which license fees must be paid.
Please calculate the following:
Minor: ca. 35 EUR
Major: an additional approx. 35 EUR

Attendance:

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 20% of sessions.

Friday 02.03. 11:30 - 14:45 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 09.03. 15:00 - 17:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 16.03. 16:45 - 20:00 PC-Seminarraum 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Wednesday 21.03. 09:45 - 13:00 PC-Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Tuesday 10.04. 15:00 - 18:15 PC-Seminarraum 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Friday 13.04. 16:45 - 20:00 PC-Seminarraum 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Untergeschoß
Saturday 28.04. 09:45 - 14:45 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In most professional fields data-driven analyses for business decision-making is required. To develop and implement a business strategy, managers must make sense of massive amounts of information. Yet, evidence-based management requires valid empirical research. This course focuses on enabling students to design, implement, and evaluate empirical research. Basics of study design in view of external and internal validity and fundamentals of data collection are presented.
This is the first part of a two semester course and covers the required tools and stages to collecting empirical data (e.g. research design, measurement, methods of data collection), with a special focus on data relevant to our field (e.g. firm-level data).
As the main topic, we will focus on recent empirical research in strategy and organizational design. Students will participate by reading and presenting articles about interesting empirical research papers. Knowledge gained in this course is applied in a class project where students will actively develop the necessary steps for conducting their own empirical research projects. Thus, students are expected to design and conduct an empirical study on a management-related topic of their own choice.

Assessment and permitted materials

Overview and in-depth knowledge of the fundamental data collection methods in management research
Ability to assess quality of empirical research in management
Developing a research design for an empirical study
Practical experience by conducting a study on a management related issue

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Class participation (35% of total grade), Written individual Exam (20% of total grade), Project (45%). You have to have at least 50% to pass the course.

Examination topics

Lectures
Discussions
Student Presentations
In-class exercises

Reading list

TBA

Association in the course directory

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