Empirical Methods II ("Empirical Methods 2.01")

Winter Term: 040081 Master Level (Advanced)

Summer Term:  040081 Master Level (Advanced)

Course Description:

The goal of the follow-up course is to conduct their own empirical work building on the insights gained in the first course. In the beginning students will choose topics and we will discuss possible ways to test the ideas. After introducing methods to analyze the results, students develop their own research questions, a methodology testing those, and learn to download, prepare, code and analyze data in a statistical software program.

Class objectives:

  • Overview and in-depth knowledge of the fundamental data preparation and analyzing methods in management research
  • Ability to assess quality of empirical research in management
  • Practical experience by conducting a study on a management related issue

Language:

The course is held in English.

Attendance:

As part of the course grade, your class participation will be assessed every session. You will automatically fail the class if you miss more than 20% of sessions.

Course Methods:

Lectures, Discussions, Student Presentations, In-class exercises

Assignments and assessment:

Class participation (35% of total grade), Written individual Exam (20% of total grade), Project (45%). At least 50% are required to pass the course.

Pre-requisites:

2006 Curriculum: Empirical Methods I completed successfully

2016 Curriculum: Successful completion of the Minor