Course Schedule

Veranstaltungen von Johanne Düsterbeck


Qualitative Research Methods – Tutorial 1 (Übung)

Dozent/in: Johanne Düsterbeck

14-täglich | Donnerstag | 14:15 - 15:45 | 16.10.2023 - 02.02.2024 | C 12.107 Seminarraum | C 12.107

Inhalt: The course will be taught in two different modes in which the tutorials fulfill distinct tasks. When selecting a tutorial, please be aware that the tutorials differ in the thematic focus of the research projects that you will undertake. This particular tutorial will address the topic of "Meaningful Work." The concept of meaningfulness has been defined as a genuinely positive subjective experience of existential significance at work (Lips-Wiersma & Morris, 2009; Pratt & Ashforth, 2003), which is associated with positive psychological and organizational outcomes (Bailey et al., 2018). However, more recent studies have shown that experiencing excessive meaningfulness (Bunderson & Thomson, 2009) can lead to adverse consequences for the individual, „such as overwork, the acceptance of poor working conditions, cynicism, or negative attitudes towards others” (Bailey et al., 2019, p. 489). Consequently, Bailey and colleagues (2019) argue that the concept of meaningfulness inherently involves tensions. These tensions emerge concerning outcomes (both positive and negative) and also regarding who or what is involved in the construction of meaningfulness (the "self" and "others"). Mode 1 – October 16th to December 4th Mode 1 takes place during the first half of the semester. Please note that it is of utmost importance to prepare your attendance of the tutorials. Details will be provided in the first tutorial session. Mode 1 concludes with a test of your knowledge of the course subjects covered in lectures 1 to 12. Mode 2 – December 5th to March 15th Mode 2 stretches throughout the second half of the semester; it kicks off with the tutorial session on December 14th and concludes with the submission of your research reports. During mode 2, you apply your knowledge of qualitative research methods by conducting your own research projects in groups. The tutorial sessions in this mode have two objectives. First, we will discuss particular topics that will help you navigate the process of your research projects. Second, we will use the tutorials to discuss your questions and give collective feedback on your emerging research projects. Be advised that hearing the feedback both on your own as well as on others’ projects is absolutely necessary to develop a research project that meets our expectations. Please make sure to carefully read through the syllabus as it entails key information about the structure of this course. Also, make sure to register for the Moodle course as it contains the lecture videos and further important materials for the course (> Lecture > Onlinelehre). Link to our shared Kanban board: Link to our shared file for documenting the solutions to the review questions:

Management - Managing Management Skills (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Johanne Düsterbeck

Einzeltermin | Mi, 18.10.2023, 14:15 - Mi, 18.10.2023, 16:15 | C 3.121 Seminarraum | Kick-off
Einzeltermin | Mi, 22.11.2023, 14:15 - Mi, 22.11.2023, 19:45 | C 14.202 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Fr, 24.11.2023, 14:15 - Fr, 24.11.2023, 19:45 | C 14.202 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Fr, 01.12.2023, 14:15 - Fr, 01.12.2023, 19:45 | C 3.121 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Fr, 02.02.2024, 00:00 - Fr, 02.02.2024, 23:59 | intern | Abgabe schriftl. Ausarbeitung

Inhalt: In the last decade an abundance of evidence has been produced that skillful management—especially those competent in the management of people in organizations— is the key determinant of organizational success. The research findings make it almost unquestionable that if organizations want to succeed, they must have competent, skillful managers. However, what exactly differentiates skillful managers from less skillful managers? If developing management skills is so crucial for organizational success, what skills ought to be the focus of attention? Management skills, in general, are the means by which managers translate their own style, strategy, and favorite tools or techniques into practice. In this course we focus on 10 different but interrelated skills (taken below from the seminar textbook): Personal Skills 1. Developing Self-Awareness 2. Managing Personal Stress 3. Solving Problems Analytically and Creatively Interpersonal Skills 4. Building Relationships by Communicating Supportively 5. Gaining Power and Influence 6. Motivating Others 7. Managing Conflict Group Skills 8. Empowering and Delegating 9. Building Effective Teams and Teamwork 10. Leading Positive Change What all skills do have in common is the potential for improvement through practice and training. Any approach to developing management skills, therefore, must involve a heavy dose of practical application. At the same time, practice without the necessary conceptual knowledge is sterile and ignores the need for flexibility and adaptation to different situations. Therefore, developing competencies in management skills is inherently tied to both conceptual learning and behavioral practice. The method that has been found to be most successful in helping individuals develop management skills is based on social learning theory (Bandura, 1977; Boyatzis et al.,1995; Davis & Luthans, 1980). This approach marries rigorous conceptual knowledge with opportunities to practice and apply observable behaviors. It relies on cognitive work as well as behavioral work. In this course we use this learning model and build it on four steps: (1) the presentation of behavioral principles or action guidelines using scientifically based knowledge about the effects of the management principles being presented; (2) demonstration of the principles by means of trainings that involve for example cases, films, scripts, or incidents; (3) opportunities to practice the principles through workshops, role-plays or exercises; and (4) feedback on performance from peers and the course instructor. The seminar is based on the book 'Developing Management Skills' from David Whetten & Kim Cameron.

Qualitative Research Methods (Vorlesung)

Dozent/in: Johanne Düsterbeck, Anna Stöber

wöchentlich | Montag | 08:15 - 09:45 | 16.10.2023 - 27.11.2023 | C HS 4 | Lehrpräsenz der Studierenden frei einteilbar, da die zuvor produzierten Videos jederzeit einsehbar sind.
Einzeltermin | Mo, 11.12.2023, 08:15 - Mo, 11.12.2023, 09:45 | C HS 4 | examination date test

Inhalt: This course offers students a more advanced introduction to qualitative research methods. Qualitative research is a research strategy that emphasizes large bodies of unstructured data (textual, graphical, audio, and video data) that cannot be meaningfully analyzed by formal, statistical approaches. Students will learn how to set up a qualitative research project and will be informed about different qualitative research approaches such as case study research, grounded theory, ethnography or design science. The course gives students the opportunity to learn how to construct a research question, craft a qualitative research design, collect and rigorously analyze data with the help of qualitative data analysis methodologies and procedures, as well as evaluating the quality of qualitative research. Please make sure to carefully read through the syllabus as it entails key information about the structure of this course. Also, make sure to register for the Moodle course (tab: Onlinelehre) where you can find the lecture videos and further important course materials.