European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

Methods of Research and Analysis

Course code: 181778
Language of instruction: English
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Aleksandar S. Jovanovic (Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies GmbH), Dr. Petar Stanojević (Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies)
Assessment: Defined in the module

Short description

The course gives an comprehensive overview of research methods, ways of presentation outcomes and making statistical and interpretative analysis. During the course specific research’s language is also presented. Students will learn how to use theoretical knowledge in practice too. 


The participants will develop skills for:


 acquiring the ability to plan, conduct, and write scientific work (eg transfer work, transfer documentation and reports, feasibility study work and master's thesis)

 getting instructions for literature search in both classical and electronic (through databases and online resources) ways.

 exercising their scientific art of argumentation,

 addressing the issue of formal design and presentation of scientific work,

 knowing the principles of empirical work,

 being able to solve problems on their own and in proper time using scientific methods,

 recognizing the possibilities of combining different disciplines and aspects of their own company to solve problems

 getting insights about how to deal with the flood of information in daily practice of decision-making.

Target Attendees / Participants

Students of Steinbeis Master of International Business and Risk Engineering

Course Content by Units

The course will cover the following topics:

Subject delimitation and preliminary work
Literature- and electronic research
Procurement and assessment of the literature
Scientific argumentation and interdisciplinary aspects
Structuring the content
Manuscript preparation and writing techniques
Tables and Charts
Quotes and Footnotes

Directories and registry

Teaching Methods

This course will be taught through a mix of cases, discussions, lectures, individual assignments, and group projects. 


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1. Auflage, Steinbeis Edition

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(Course profile ID: B5-4:, generated on September 24, 2021)