Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät


Seminar: Developing and Validating Measurement Instruments for IS Research

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Daniel Veit; Dipl. Wirtsch.-Inf. Jan Huntgeburth; Dipl. Wirtsch.-Inf. Manuel Trenz
Date: 09.04.2014, 12.15 – 3.30pm; 23.04.2014, 12.15 – 3.30pm; 07.05.2014, 12.15 – 3.30pm; 21.05.2014, 12.15 – 3.30pm
Building/Room: FW 1409
Autres dates: Presentation: tba
Submission: tba
Contact: Dipl. Wirtsch. Inf. Jan Huntgeburth Dipl. Wirtsch. Inf. Manuel Trenz


This is an interactive hands-on seminar. Participants will learn the state-of-the-art methods for developing and testing survey measurement models and practically apply these methods to an interesting research issue.

Learning goals:
At the end of the module, students have in-depth insights into rigorous survey-based IS research. They have a basic understanding of the principles of academic research. Students are aware of the methods and criteria of survey research. They have shown their ability to develop and validate a measurement instrument for a given IS theory. They have improved their skills in writing and presenting own work in English. The skills acquired in this seminar are crucial for writing a quantitative master thesis at the chair.


Session 1

 Introduction to research and theory

 Why do we need measurement

 What makes a (good) measurement

 How to rigorously develop a 
 measurement model?


12.15 – 3.30pm

Application: Step 1

Session 2

 How to compile the questionnaire?

 How to select sample?

 How to detect and prevent


12.15 – 3.30pm

Application: Step 2

Session 3

 How to do a quantitative evaluation 
 of the measurement model?


12.15 – 3.30pm

Application: Step 3

Session 4

 How to present scientific results?


12.15 – 3.30pm

Previous knowledge:

Basis statistics and analytical skills. Working knowledge of English is necessary to understand the literature provided in this module and to prepare and present own findings.


The first session will be held on 09.04.2014. Please send an email to seda.yagci@wiwi.uni-augsburg.de before 07.04.2014 if you are interested in taking the course. Thereby, we can send you course updates and plan accordingly.


More information:

Recommended semester: Master
Field of study: Business Administration
Duration: 4 SWS
Type: S - Seminar
Credit points: 6 ECTS
Area: Master iBWL: Major/Minor Strategy & Information
Examination: Presentation / term paper
Exam offered: every summer term
Semester: every summer term