DI Michal Sedlacko, PhD MSc

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Lectures 2021/22

Administration, Economics, Security, Politics

> Applied research in public management 1 ILV
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Applied research in public management 1 ILV

Lector: Priv.-Doz. Ing. Dr. Ronald Hochreiter, Mag.a Stefanie Mayer, DI Michal Sedlacko, PhD MSc, Potjeh Stojanovic, BSc MSc


Lecture contents

- 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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
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

Teaching methods

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
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Introduction to scientific thinking UE

Lector: Mag.a Julia Dahlvik, MA, Mag.a Stefanie Mayer, DI Michal Sedlacko, PhD MSc


Lecture contents

- 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
- Quoting
- Argumentation
- Structure of scientific work

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Two online multiple-choice tests (Moodle); two individual seminar papers (conducting a literature search, writing a literature review)

Teaching methods

Reading (guided) of given scientific texts and other materials (citation guidelines); teacher input with discussion; learning videos; individual work assignments with feedback; group exercises




The publications of Michal Sedlacko written at FH Campus Wien can be found in our publication database, others in the personal web space.