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Studying can be a major success factor in a professional career. It is already clear from the salary. The FAZ examined a salary analysis of over 200,000 salaries Salary.de and looked at the comparison between training and studies. The statement: In principle, studying pays off compared to vocational training if you look at income over your entire working life; On average, academics only overtake former apprentices at the age of 31. In sectors such as IT or sales, it sometimes takes up to 33 years of age. So it turns out that although you do without a salary for a few years, from the age of 31 to 33 you earn more money for the rest of your life. Job insecurity has been increasing, especially since Corona, and distance universities are booming. But what exactly does it look like? Current study on distance learning To get a better insight I…

The time has come: The thesis begins and the topic is halfway there and you start reading numerous books and papers. “Wow is all that interested and then I should investigate this aspect and this aspect too, and yes, that too is very exciting”. The end result is that you become less specific and in the end despair of the complexity of the many aspects in the thesis. The thesis is in danger of getting a bad grade or even having to be repeated. That is why the credo of a thesis is: My tip: Find a clear aspect with a question and examine it deeply and comprehensibly. In this article, I will use the metaphor of a landscape and binoculars to show you how to narrow down a topic for a thesis in a meaningful way and stay focused. I also give specific examples of how you can transfer…

You have a topic but cannot find it directly. You can get inspiration for this in the VHB Jourqual or search in academic databases. I present both ways in the following. It is important that you base a topic on sufficient literature. Look at journals Option 1 is that you go to the VHB Jourqual website and look at the rankings. On https://www.vhbonline.org/ look under tables for download. You will find the tables on various topics such as general business administration, business informatics or logistics and much more. VHB Jourqual – here you can find scientific journals by category Now look at the Business Information Systems table and look at the journals by title. Does the title of a journal roughly correspond to your subject area? For example, the Journal of Computeral Finance might have useful articles on financial informatics. If you find such a journal, take a look directly…

Now that my active time as a PhD student has come to an end with the submission of my doctoral thesis, I would like to write down my findings from 5 years of research in a book. The book is being published in cooperation with Springer Gabler Verlag. I have already written the book and Springer is now preparing the final version for publication. It will probably come around August 2020. Abstract Renowned scientists like to be seen as being from one other galaxies that are far superior to ordinary citizens. they seem endowed with magical abilities and a special gift. So or something like that is the clich√© of a scientist in practice. Naturally The achievements of the scientists are often outstanding, but they also serve certain research designs to study complex problems. The Bachelor’s or master’s thesis is the last milestone for the degree Graduating and often introducing…

Design Science is a problem-solving approach and actually has its origins in engineering. The approach is that you solve a problem by developing a prototype. Action research is the solution to a problem through observation, action and evaluation. Action research is another such approach and also aims to solve problems. This is done through an analysis, action, evaluation and adaptation in different iterations. I have recently seen action research especially for testing theories in practice, but this can also be used for prototypes. Supervisors often reject the design science methodology because it is still controversial and US-American. It is then advisable to use action research. Both methods represent a counter to classical research. They make concrete interventions in the environment and use new methods to solve problems. The actual research is not the data collection but the way to the solution or the development of the prototype. At the same…

Quotes are essential in every thesis and are often new to students. Usually the supervisor says a style and you then slowly start to inquire about it. The most common citation styles I see often: APA and Havard. Details of the individual citation styles In this paragraph, I would first like to show you exactly how a quote is made in the APA style. First, note the sources in the bibliography. An example is: Lindner, D (2019). SMEs in digital change . Heidelberg: Springer Gabler. Tip: Use one for this Source management program . I use Mendeley. These are free and help with work. Once you’ve put this in, there are two ways to cite the source: Indirectly: According to Lindner (2019) … // Agility is important (Lindner 2019)Direct: “It is important that we are agile” (Lindner 2019, p. 5) For the other citation styles has Scribbr already an overview…

I have been offering a telephone consultation for 3 years and exchange ideas with students on a regular basis, sometimes up to 12 students call me a month and ask me their questions. I think that’s very good and I’m happy to help. Since I can only help a limited number of students per month, I pour the most common questions into blog articles. In this article I would like to address a very frequently asked question: “What actually goes into the basics and what goes into the literature analysis?” The basics create a basis for the reader and is like a lexicon The basics are the foundation of the work and explain the most important terms without reference to the research question. As a first step, you have to consider which terms you want to include. I always recommend using the terms from the title and research question. For…

A discussion is a discussion about a specific topic. It examines a specific topic and an academic work is an important part. In the thesis, the discussion critically examines the facts previously considered and interprets them. Wikipedia says: The author puts himself in the position of possible discussants and combines them into a coherent consideration. As a rule, you present results and research methods neutrally and show what you have found without commenting too much. For example, you list the content of literature or statements from interviews that you have done. Now it is important to discuss these results and to show the reader what can be hidden behind the data and which statements in current literature are the same which contradict which and which limitations there may be. example : You walk into a room with 5 people and 2 pictures. In the results, they describe what these people…

With the start of the bachelor’s or master’s thesis, the search for sources and literature begins. You will usually be asked by the supervisor to use academic sources and to cite them correctly. But what are academic sources and may I not use sources from practice and if so, how do I cite them correctly? I am writing the article because I have noticed for hours in the last consultation hours that a large number of students think that practice sources must not be used. I want to clear that up. What are academic sources? The supervisor must have told you to use academic literature. But what is academic? Of the VHB-JOURQUAL3 is a ranking of economically relevant journals based on the judgments of the VHB members. The VHB4 should also come soon. Over 1,100 members of the VHB have made a total of 64,113 reviews of magazines in the…

Plagiarism is the fear of many students in their thesis. After various scandals about Gutenberg and other politicians like Schavan or Steffen, the fear is greater than before. I am writing the article because lately numerous students have asked me about plagiarism in my office hours and I felt a real fear. First to definition: a plagiarism is the presumption of other people’s intellectual achievements. This can include the adoption of foreign texts or other representations (e.g. newspaper, magazine articles, photos, films, sound recordings, music), foreign ideas (source: Wikipedia ). It applies, among other things, to the adoption of ideas, texts, quotes and images. Plagiarism is really about deliberately stealing and displaying other people’s texts as your own. For example, adopting the definition from Wikipedia without citing the source is plagiarism. If I do not give a source, one could assume that I developed this definition, although it is copied…

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