Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät


Empirical Methods

Lecturer: Dr. Manuel Trenz
Date: Thursday: 2:00-3:30pm
Building/Room: FW 1101/02
Autres dates: Exercise: Tuesday: 8:15-9:45am
Contact: Sabrina Hauff, M.Sc.


After the successful completion of this module, students understand epistemological possibilities and limitations of empirical research in the domain of business administration. They are capable of describing a dataset using the appropriate summary statistics and test hypotheses on the structure of the data. Students are aware of the general approaches to qualitative studies, experimental studies, survey-based studies and studies that are based on secondary data. Lastly, students gain an understanding of the fundamental methods for analyzing causal relationships and are able to properly interpret their results.

Previous knowledge:

Language: English

Bachelor-level skills in statistics.


Bryman, A., Bell, E. (2011), Business Research Methods, 3rd ed., Oxford

An extensive literature list will be provided with the course materials.

Course material:

The course material is available via Digicampus.

More information:

Recommended semester: 2nd semester and above
Field of study: Master
Duration: 4 SWS
Type: L - Lecture
Credit points: 6 ECTS
Area: Master iBWL: Fortgeschrittene Methoden; Master GBM: Methoden; Master DFM: Strategy
Examination: Written examination
Exam offered: once only
Duration of exam: 60 minutes
Semester: SS 2016