Research Methods Introductory Project

  • Master's Program International Health & Social Management
Kennzahl der Lehrveranstaltung
  • IHCM1MET1501
Niveau der Lehrveranstaltung laut Lehrplan
  • Master
Semester in dem die Lehrveranstaltung angeboten wird
  • 1
Anzahl der zugewiesenen ECTS-Credits
  • 5.0
Name des/der Vortragenden
  • Kerschbaumer Lukas, BA MA
  • Dr. Zoller Claudia
  • Dr. Heiss Raffael
  • Mag. Kirchmair Susanne, MSc
Lernergebnisse der Lehrveranstaltung
  • By the end of this course students will
    ‐ know our scientific standards with regard to good academic practice
    ‐ have activated and improved their knowledge of scientific reasoning and arguing
    ‐ feel confident of formulating a research problem and know the appropriate methodological approaches to answer it
    ‐ feel confident with academic writing and with compiling and presenting research results ‐ have activated their knowledge of basic statistics in health sciences.
Art der Veranstaltung
  • blended learning
Voraussetzungen laut Lehrplan
  • none
  • - Formulating research questions
    - Reviewing and organising the literature
    - Differentiating between quantitative and qualitative designs
    - Designing an empirical investigation
    - Writing a research proposal
    - Carrying out data analysis
    - Presenting research results

    Please be aware that this course requires high level of proficiency in English language. All local students have passed an English language test with at least 90 TOEFL points (internet based) or comparable tests.
empfohlene Fachliteratur
  • Diez, D. M., Barr, C. D., & Cetinkaya‐Rundel, M. (2015). OpenIntro Statistics. URL:
    Few, Steven (2012): Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten. 2nd ed, Burlingame, CA: Analytics Press.
    Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS: (and sex and drugs and rock'n'roll) (3rd ed). Los Angeles: Sage.
    Flick, U. (2011). Introducing research methodology: A beginner's guide to doing a research project. Los Angeles: Sage.
    Lane, D. M. Online Statistics Education: A Multimedia Course of Study. URL:
    Wong, Dona M. (2010): The Wall Street journal guide to information graphics. The dos and don'ts of presenting data, facts, and figures. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.
Lehr- und Lernformen
  • The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures and discussions with individual and group work. Teaching will take part as highly interactive and research-oriented training.
  • To monitor the students’ learning this course will provide ongoing assignments as a basis for feedback and grading (formative assessment) and/or will evaluate the students learning at the end of the course or an instructional unit via exams, final project reports, essays or seminar papers (summative assessment).
  • English