Research Seminar - Applied Research in Organizational Behavior B (WiSe)

In this interactive seminar, students will autonomously investigate an empirical research question in the field of organizational behavior following an experimental approach. They will expand an existing research paradigm to derive their own research questions and hypotheses. The seminar therefore requires students to actively participate in the conceptualization and implementation of a laboratory experiment as well as the analysis of the obtained data. The results will be discussed and presented in the last session and will be summarized in a research essay by each student.


Topics of this course are:

  • Different dimensions of employee well-being & health
  • Different leadership behaviors, such as considerate, directive & autocratic leadership
  • Substitutes for leadership
  • State-of-the-art empirical research methods in social sciences
    • research process
    • experimental research designs
    • classical test theory
    • quantitative methods for data analysis

Language: English

Teacher: Prof. Dr. Claudia Buengeler

              Dipl.-Psych. Svenja Plidschun

Registration and Downloads: You will find all information on OLAT.

Credit points / SWS: 5 LP / 2 SWS

Dates and Location: For all information about dates and locations please see UnivIS.

Examination Form: Presentation, Report, Incorporation of Feedback

Literature: In addition to a set of core readings that will be announced in class, student teams are required to use additional literature for their research work.