Scientific Work and Scientific Methods

In this course students will learn how to write a scientific thesis (assignments, master thesis). To this end, they will learn how to identify a research question, structure their thesis and find a central topic, as well as how to retrieve, evaluate and use literature efficiently. In addition to that the course explains which criteria have to be met in a good scientific thesis and how plagiarism can be identified. These criteria are specified using hands-on examples and case studies. The second part of the lecture deals with the fundamentals of certain scientific research methods (quantitative literature review, interviews, randomization, questionnaire design, descriptive data analysis with R). Students will learn basic rules and scientific design principles of these methods.

Prof. Dr. Martin Huschens, Hochschule Mainz