Administration, Economics, Security, Politics
Applied research in public management 1 ILV
Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Karin Schönpflug, DI Michal Sedlacko, MSc PhD, Potjeh Stojanovic, MSc
- Characteristics of scientific thinking; scientific theory and empirical research; fundamentals of the qualitative and quantitative research paradigm; connection between theoretical perspective, problem, research question, methods and 'data'
- Literature research, characteristics of scientific texts, working with scientific literature, writing excerpts, how and why to cite?
- Concretization of the quantitative research paradigm: creation of quantitative questionnaires using an evaluation-oriented approach; repetition of the basics of statistics
The acquisition of the above-mentioned competences is checked within the framework of the immanent performance assessment on the basis of the following partial performances:
(1) Written reading assignments
(2) Multiple choice tests on the topics of literature research and citation guidelines
(3) Creation of a short quantitative questionnaire with an evaluation concept
The combination of different teaching methods - lecture and distance learning, self-study, multiple-choice test, practical exercises based on individual and group work, discussion and feedback from peers and teachers - allows for a diverse transfer of knowledge and skills on the one hand and takes into account different learning types among students on the other. By means of practical applications, students are challenged in this exercise to acquire new competences and to reflect on them in connection with the contents of other courses. The selected working materials and research examples provide a reference to the central topics of the course as well as current focal points such as SDGs and digitisation.
Introduction to scientific thinking UE
Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Karin Schönpflug, Mag. Dr. Mario Steyer
- Characteristics/genres of scientific texts, scientific practice and scientific thinking
- Forms and diversity of science, operation of science
- Relations between science and society; use of scientific arguments in decision-making
- Identification and research of scientific texts
- Structure of scientific work
Two online multiple-choice tests (Moodle); two individual seminar papers (conducting a literature search, writing a literature review)
Reading (guided) of given scientific texts and other materials (citation guidelines); teacher input with discussion; learning videos; individual work assignments with feedback; group exercises
Gender mainstreaming and diversity management UE
Lector: Mag.a Ursula Bauer, FH-Prof. Mag. Günter Horniak, Mag.a Dr.in Karin Schönpflug
- Human rights as a basis for equality and inclusion
- Reflection on existing inequalities and exclusions and stereotypes
- Conceptual work "Gender", "Gender Mainstreaming" (in some cases on the advancement of women), "Diversity Management", "Intersectionality" "Interculturality" - definitions, components, aspects
- Legal and institutional foundations of gender mainstreaming
- Core dimensions of diversity
- Instruments of gender mainstreaming and diversity management (including gender-sensitive language)
- Fields of action of gender mainstreaming and diversity management in the administration
Writing three written reflection papers on the thematic focus of the individual attendance units in individual or team work.
Input/lecture by the teachers; exercises for individual reflection in the classroom units; group discussions and exercises; plenary discussions; feedback on reflection papers; materials for self-study (Moodle)
Introduction to accounting and budgeting ILV
Lector: Dr. LLM. Philipp Lust, Mag.a Dr.in Karin Schönpflug
- How double-entry bookkeeping works
- Legal bases and principles for accounting in the private sector
- Entries in the income statement and balance sheet
- Legal bases for federal budget law
- Classical cameralistics versus "new accounting"
- Budget process and budget reallocations
Ongoing cooperation and a written examination at the end of the course
Lecture, discussion, feedback, (group) exercises, case solutions