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Business Research Methods

6 LP

English

#70113 / #4

SS 2016 - WS 2016/17

Fakultät VII

H 76

Institut für Technologie und Management

37335200 FG Entrepreneurship und Innovationsmanagement

Kratzer, Jan

Kratzer, Jan

jan.kratzer@tu-berlin.de

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Learning Outcomes

The primary aim of this course is to introduce students to the majority of the quantitative as well as qualitative research methods used most frequently by management scholars, particularly within the domains of innovation and entrepreneurship studies. Knowledge of these methodological approaches is critical to the comprehension of academic publications, the evaluation of empirical studies and the design of own research projects. The specific learning objectives of this course are as follows. At the end of the semester, students who have successfully participated in this course should be able to: 1. Explain fundamental research philosophies and approaches pursued by business scholars 2. Identify methodological approaches suitable to investigate different types of research questions 3. Interpret the meaning of the most important statistical indicators featured in quantitative analyses 4. Describe the main features and procedures of different qualitative methods 5. Critically evaluate the quality of the methodological approaches presented in published studies

Content

– Fundamental research approaches and philosophies – Approaches to literature searches and literature reviews – The use of theory, hypotheses and variables in management research – Research designs, sampling approaches and ethical issues – Evaluation criteria in quantitative and qualitative research – Quantitative methods (e.g., correlation, regression, structural equation modeling, meta-analysis) – Qualitative methods (e.g., interview approaches, case study methods, grounded theory analysis)

Module Components

Pflichtgruppe:

All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS
Business Research Methods VL 73 12 L 16 WS German 2
Business Research Methods UE 73 12 L 17 WS German 2

Workload and Credit Points

Business Research Methods (VL):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Class attendance 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Course preparation and readings 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
60.0h(~2 LP)

Business Research Methods (UE):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Class attendance 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Course preparation and readings 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
60.0h(~2 LP)

Course-independent workload:

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Exam and assignment preparation 1.0 60.0h 60.0h
60.0h(~2 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

The learning and assessment strategy pursued in this course is designed to facilitate and ascertain the students’ attainment of the previously listed course objectives. The course is an integrated module, i.e. lectures and seminars are merged and must be attended together in the same semester. The course consists of lectures and a variety of interactive approaches, including discussions of the assigned readings, point-counterpoint debates, think-pair-share exercises and small group exercises. In most sessions, journal article excerpts (e.g., tables with statistical or coding results) will be discussed to provide illustrative examples of the different methods. Die Lern- und Bewertungsstrategie dieses Kurses ist darauf konzipiert den Studenten zu ermöglichen die zuvor erwähnten Lerninhalte zu vermitteln. Der Kurs stellt ein integratives Modul dar, das heißt Vorlesungen und Seminare sind miteinander verbunden und müssen im gleichen Semester absolviert werden. Der Kurs besteht aus Vorlesungen und einer Reihe von interaktiven Elementen, wie Diskussionen von aufgegebener Literatur, Point-Counterpoint Debatten, Think-Pair-Share Übungen und Kleingruppenarbeiten. In den meisten Sitzungen werden Ausschnitte aus Zeitschriftenaufsätzen (zum Beispiel Tabellen mit statistischen Ergebnissen oder Kodierungen) besprochen, um anschauliche Beispiele der unterschiedlichen Methoden zu erläutern.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

No information

Module completion

Grading:

graded

Type of exam:

Written exam

Language:

English

Duration/Extent:

No information

Duration of the Module

This module can be completed in one semester.

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 50.

Registration Procedures

Information on the homepage.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Additional information:
www.isis.tu-berlin.de

Literature

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