|Verantwortlicher Dozent||Dr. Kai Spohrer|
|Prüfungsform und -umfang||Hausarbeit (70%) und Präsentation (30%)|
|Infos für Studierende||
Begrenzte Teilnehmerzahl (12). Registrierung, Zeitplan: Portal2,
This course provides students with an introduction to scientific research methods and theories in the field of information systems. Master students gain a broad overview of the strengths and weaknesses of different methods and theoretical perspectives. This overview prepares them for conducting own, bounded research projects (e.g., master theses) as a first step towards a scientific career. This course primarily targets students of the M.Sc. MMBR but is also open to students of the M.Sc. MMM and the Master in Bus. Inf.
In this course, students come to understand the importance of theory for organizing and cumulating knowledge as well as the importance of rigorous empirical methods to establish the validity of findings. The course covers publications in premier IS journals to exemplify and discuss procedures of qualitative, quantitative, and design-oriented research.
The course is taught in a seminar style, requiring students to prepare readings for discussions in class. Attendance in classroom sessions is mandatory. Students are required to prepare textbook chapters and selected readings on IS research in advance of the course. A list of required readings is distributed after registration. In addition, students are assigned contemporary articles published in IS journals that must be evaluated based on the topics covered in the course and presented during classroom sessions. Each student finally writes a term paper of four to five pages on an assigned topic.
After completing the course, students
- …are able to prepare, plan, and execute own research endeavors (e.g., master thesis),
- …understand the relevance of methods and theories in meaningful research,
- …know quality criteria and corresponding means to improve research designs,
- …have gained an overview of most common methods and theories in IS research.
Dozent Dr. Kai Spohrer Datum Thema Raum tba Kickoff: Science and Scientific Research L15, 1-6, Room 714 tba Theory and Theory Building L15, 1-6, Room 714 tba Research Design L15, 1-6, Room 714 tba Literature Review L15, 1-6, Room 714 tba Case Study L15, 1-6, Room 714 tba Survey L15, 1-6, Room 714 tba Survey Data Collection and Analysis L15, 1-6, Room 714 tba Experiments L15, 1-6, Room 714 tba Analytics L15, 1-6, Room 714 tba Design Science L15, 1-6, Room 714 tba Summary and Report Assignment L15, 1-6, Room 714 tba Report Submission Deadline -