Introduction to Management Research


Type of Course PhD Seminar
Term Summer term 2022
Credits 3 ECTS
Responsible Instructors Zaggl, Michael, Prof. Dr.
Dates and Times June 27 - 29, 9am - 5pm, OEC 2.157
Application Please apply via email, stating your name, PhD topic, and supervisor to Prof. Dr. Michael Zaggl (
Course assessment Presentation

Course and content:

This course aims to endow first year PhD candidates with the fundamental knowledge and understanding for planning, designing, and evaluating a research project and writing a paper.


  • The Research Process
  • Epistemology and Philosophical Views
  • Theory and Observation
  • Deduction, Induction and Theory Construction
  • Research Questions and Hypotheses
  • Research Designs (Quantitative and Qualitative)
  • Measurement and Sampling
  • Doing Management Research

Learning outcome / core skills:

At the end of the course, students will:

  • Understand what theory is and what theory is not
  • Be aware of the central decisions in the research process
  • Be able to design a research project
  • Be able to communicate their research

Additional information to this course can be found in the UniVZ.