Nailing Your Thesis

Riehle, D.
Umfang: 4 SWS (5 ECTS)
Anmerkung: 2 SWS Lecture + 2 SWS Exercises
Termin(e) & Ort:
  • Dienstag, Raum n.V.
  • Dienstag, Raum n.V.
  • Dienstag, 10:15 - 13:00,

  • Mittwoch, Raum n.V.
Zielgruppe: WPF INF-BA-S (im 3. Semester)

WPF INF-BA-W (im 3. Semester)

WPF INF-MA (im 1. Semester)


  • PSWT-NYT (Nailing your Thesis)

  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, M.B.A.


This course teaches you how to perform research. According to most Prüfungsordnungen your Bachelor or Master theses have to be scientific work, and this class teaches you how to do it. The class consists of a weekly lecture (2 SWS) with associated exercises (2 SWS). The lecture part covers the following topics:

  • What is science?
  • The research process
  • Exploratory research
  • Confirmatory research
  • Writing a thesis/paper
  • The scientific community Taken as lecture + exercises, student effort totals 5 ECTS. If NYT-PAPER is added, NYT can be taken as a Praktikum (lab course). Students then have to perform research and write a semester paper; effort totals 10 ECTS.

There should be a StudOn class section with additional materials; please make sure you sign-up. If the materials aren't there yet, they'll be coming soon.

For the schedule see

Lernziele und Kompetenzen

  • Understand how to perform research
  • Understand how to write a research thesis

    Studien- und Prüfungsleistungen

Students have to fulfill these duties

  • class participation
  • student presentations
  • semester research paper depending on whether the 5 or 10 ECTS variant was chosen.

Grades are based on linearly combining the individual grades.

For more information see


  • English

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