Having been allocated a seminar slot, students commence the work phase. Right at the beginning there is an introductory session relating to scientific work. You will learn the principles of science and differentiate scientific writing from other forms, such as journalism. This knowledge is then applied in practice in a supplementary workshop. The workshop includes the essentials of citation, literature work-, and structuring of scientific papers.

In addition, within the first week after the assignment of topics there will be an initial consultation with the relevant supervisor, to discuss the topic further and outline how to start literature research. The topic work starts with preparing a 2-3 page precis that will set out a goal or research question based on a convincing justification. A description of the procedure and an initial structure, will help you structure the topic and plan how you want to adress the research question and what can be expected in the result. The precis must be sent by e-mail to the supervisor at least one day before the meeting. The further procedure is then discussed individually during the work phase.

The individual chairs offer format templates to support seminar work that are available for both. Microsoft Word and often for, LaTeX, -which is an alternative known for its clean layout- and often used for scientific publications. With regard to literature work, students should also familiarize themselves with a literature management program of choice (e.g. Citavi, Zotero, Mendeley). This considerably simplifies literature work and citation. It is important to clarify which style of quotation should be used.

Toward the end of the work phase, both bachelor's and master's students are required to present their topic. They will receive further feedback and the seminar project will subsequently be graded. In preparation for this presentation, the faculty will set up a workshop that introduces presentation techniques.

The department strongly recommends all students, and especially those who have not yet gained any experience in scientific work, attend all three accompanying events.

Session information

(Language: German) Begleitende Veranstaltung zum Seminar Wirtschaftsinformatik

Einführung in wissenschaftliches Arbeiten

12. November 2020, 18:00
interaktive Session via Big Blue Button (im Moodlekurs verlinkt)
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Frank
AI-SE-Ba-2017LA-gbF-kbF-BK-Ma-2014WiInf-Ba-2010-V2013WiInf-Ma-2010
Einführung in wissenschaftliches Arbeiten

(Language: German) Begleitende Veranstaltung zum Seminar Wirtschaftsinformatik

Workshop "wissenschaftliches Arbeiten"

13.11.2020, 10:00 Uhr-14:00 Uhr
BBB, Moodlekurs
Dr. Stefan Reining
AI-SE-Ba-2017LA-gbF-kbF-BK-Ma-2014WiInf-Ba-2010-V2013WiInf-Ma-2010
Workshop "wissenschaftliches Arbeiten"

(Language: German) Begleitende Veranstaltung zum Seminar Wirtschaftsinformatik

Einführung in Präsentationstechniken (für Seminarteilnehmer)

Fr 08.01.2021; 10:00-15:00 Uhr
Online: Zoom, s. Anhang
Dipl.-Wirt.-Inf. J. Peter M. Schuler
AI-SE-Ba-2017LA-gbF-kbF-BK-Ma-2014WiInf-Ba-2010-V2013WiInf-Ma-2010
Einführung in Präsentationstechniken (für Seminarteilnehmer)

Support in subject-related literature research

In addition, the staff of the University Library (UB) offer you an introduction to subject-related literature research for economics (Link to UB web site) or informatics (Link to UB web site). You can participate these sessions if necessary.

This can help you if you have no experience with scientific literary work or if you want to learn useful tips and tricks.