Credits: 5

Schedule: 14.09.2016 - 07.12.2016

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I-II (Autumn)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students are able to understand scientific research and evaluate the validity and reliability of research results. They are able to plan an empirical study, collect and analyze data, and report the results. Students improve their skills to carry out Master’s Thesis.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The goal is to introduce the participants to scientific research methods, especially to the approaches and processes used in the field of software engineering. In addition, the course provides students practice on formulating research questions and planning empirical studies.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Assignments, classroom activity and an exam.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 14 h,  individual studies 16 h, assignment 70 h, exam and reading package 30 h.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be announced later.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces the former course T-76.5050 Methods for Software Engineering and Business Research.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration via WebOodi.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This seminar is especially targeted to students planning or carrying out their Master’s Thesis.

The number of participants will be limited (30). Registrations will be prioritized in the following order:

1) the students of CCIS / SSE major;

2) Information networks students;

3) students that have the course as a mandatory or elective part of their major or minor;

4) all other students based on registration order.