Research methods

 

Theses written at our chair should be based on a scientific method. In this way, we would like to improve your knowledge of methods in order to strengthen you for your further career in science or practice. Enclosed you will find information on some of the methods used at the chair, to get an initial overview and to familiarize yourself with them if necessary. All sources are freely accessible either in one of the university libraries or via the Internet within the RWTH network.

 
Methods Source
Experiments

Birnberg, J.G. / Shields, M.D. / Young, S.M.: The Case for Multiple Methods in Empirical Management Accounting Research (With an Illustration from Budget Setting), in: Journal of Management Accounting Research, 2, 1990, S. 33-66.

Available under the following Link

Chaudhuri, A.: Experiments in economics – playing fair with money, Rutledge, London, 2009.

Available in the following libraries: Lehrbuchsammlung, Bibliothek 2, Bibliothek 615 Wirtschaftswissenschaft.

Bendoly, E. / Donohue, K. / Schultz, K.L.: Behavior in operations management: Assessing recent findings and revisiting old assumptions, in: Journal of Operations, 24, 2006, S. 737-752.

Verfügbar unter dem folgenden Link

Sprinkle, G.B. / Williamson, M.G.: Experimental Research in Managerial Accounting, in: Handbook of Management Accounting Research, 1, 2006, S. 415-444.

Available under the following Link

Expert interview

Helfferich, C.: Die Qualität qualitativer Daten: Manual für die Durchführung qualitativer Interviews, VS Verlag, Wiesbaden, 4 Aufl., 2011.

Available in the following libraries: 603 Erziehungswissenschaft, 615 Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Lehrbuchsammlung (ältere Auflage)
Life-cycle assessment (LCA) and external costs

DIN EN ISO 14040:2006 + A1:2020, 9/21/2020: Umweltmanagement – Ökobilanz – Grundsätze und Rahmenbedingungen.

DIN EN ISO 14044:2006 + A1:2018 + A2:2020, 9/21/2020: Umweltmanagement – Ökobilanz – Anforderungen und Anleitungen.

Both sources are available online via Perinorm (RWTH web).

Multivariate statistics

Backhaus, K. / Erichson, B. / Plinke, W. / Weiber, R.: Multivariate Analysemethoden: Eine anwendungsorientierte Einführung, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 15. Aufl., 2018.

Available under the following Link

Backhaus, K. / Erichson, B. / Weiber, R.: Fortgeschrittene Multivariate Analysemethoden: Eine anwedungsorientierte Einführung, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 3. Aufl., 2015.

Available in the following library: 615 Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Denis, D.: SPSS Data Analysis for Univariate, Bivariate, and Multivariate Statistics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA, 2018.

Available under the following Link

Optimization

Koop, A / Moock, H..: Lineare Optimierung – eine anwendungsorientierte Einführung in Operations Research, Springer Spektrum, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2. Aufl., 2018.

Available under the following Link

Domschke, W.: Einführung in Operations Research, Springer Gabler, Berlin, 9 Aufl., 2015.

Available in the following library: Lehrbuchsammlung, Bibliothek 2

Hillier, F.S.: Introduction to operations research, McGraw-Hill, Boston ,9. Aufl., 2010.

Available in the following libraries: 420 Angew.Geophysik, Bibliothek 511 Hochfrequenztechnik

Panel data

Brüderl, J.: Applied Panel Data Analysis Using Stata.

Available under the following Link

Princeton University:Getting Started in Data Analysis using Stata and R.

Available under the following Link

Woolridge, J.: Introductory econometrics : a modern approach, Cengage Learning, Boston, 6 Aufl., 2016.

Available in the following libraries: 615 Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Wooldridge, J.: Econometric analysis of cross section and panel data, MIT Press, Cambridge, 2 Aufl., 2010.

Available in the following libraries: Lehrbuchsammlung, Bibliothek 2, Bibliothek 615 Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Simulation

Energiesystemsimulation mit EnergyPLAN

Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University: EnergyPLAN - Advanced energy system analysis computer model.

Available under the following Link

Monte Carlo Simulation

Barreto, H., & Howland, F. (2005). Introductory econometrics: using Monte Carlo simulation with Microsoft excel. Cambridge University Press.

Available in the following library: 615 Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Surveys

Marsden, P. V.: Handbook of Survey Research, Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, 2. Aufl., 2010.

Available in the following library: Universitätsbibliothek

Klamert, C.: Handbuch für die Nutzung von Unipark.

Available under the following Link

Total cost of ownership (TCO) incl. sensitivity analysis

Ellram, L. M. (1994): A taxonomy of total cost of ownership models. In J. Bus. Logist. 15 (1), pp. 171–191.

Ellram, L. M. (1995): Total cost of ownership: An analysis approach for purchasing. In Int. J. Phys. Dist. Logist. 25 (8), pp. 4–23. DOI: 10.1108/09600039510099928.

Ellram, L. M.; Siferd, S. P. (1993): Purchasing: The cornerstone of the total cost of ownership concept. In J. Bus. Logist. 14 (1), pp. 163–184.