n.BA.FM.WiAr2.15HS (Scientific Methods 2)
Module: Scientific Methods 2
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No.
n.BA.FM.WiAr2.15HS
Title
Scientific Methods 2
Managed by
Franziska Honegger
Credits
8

### Description

Version: 1.0 start 01 August 2015
Study programme Facility Management
Courses/Weighting
 Code Name of course Weighting n.BA.FM.AnSt.15HS.V Applied statistics 25% n.BA.FM.Erme.15HS.V Methods of data collection 25% n.BA.FM.SA.15HS.V Semester assignment 25% n.BA.FM.Inf2.15HS.V Information technology 2 25%
Status Compulsory module
*Type C Core course/module
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree
Entrance requirements
Follow-up modules
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 58 65
Email franziska.honegger@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module
Course: Applied Statistics
No.
n.BA.FM.AnSt.15HS.V
Title
Applied Statistics
Managed by
Matthias Nyfeler

### Description

Version: 2.0 start 01 August 2017
Status Compulsory Course
*Type C Core course/module
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree programme
 Semester 2. Semester Lectures 28 Coached selfstudy 10 Autonomous selfstudy 22 Total workload 60
Lecturer(s),
Speaker(s),
Associate(s)
Matthias Nyfeler
Learning outcomes and competencies The students acquire basic knowledge of elementary inferential statistics. They become familiar with the language and way of thinking commonly used in statistics. They learn to gather data in useful ways in experiments and surveys, to ask meaningful questions about this data, and to answer them with appropriate tests.
Course content Evaluative statistics:
• Binomial and normal distribution as the basis of the theory of probability
• Selected tests (e.g. t-test)
• Simple ANOVA
• Significance and confidence, estimation methods
• Correlation coefficients
Language of instruction German
Expected attendance -
Assessment Written module exam (100%)

If 5 or fewer students take part in a repeat exam, the test can be modified at the request of the lecturers: ie, instead of a written, an oral examination will be held. This requires the written consent of the students. (Please notify the altered examination form to pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch; form can be obtained from the Admissions Office.)
Bibliography Script
Entrance requirements Mathematics for FM - Semester 1
Follow-up courses -
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 51 16
Email matthias.nyfeler@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module

### Note

Course: Data Collection Methods
No.
n.BA.FM.Erme.15HS.V
Title
Data Collection Methods
Managed by
Franziska Honegger

### Description

Version: 2.0 start 01 August 2016
Status Compulsory Course
*Type C Core course/module
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree programme
 Semester 2. Semester Lectures 14 Coached selfstudy 16 Autonomous selfstudy 30 Total workload 60
Lecturer(s),
Speaker(s),
Associate(s)
Franziska Honegger, Mirjam Pfenninger, Thomas Leiblein, Miriam Schirmer
Learning outcomes and competencies
Course content
Language of instruction German
Expected attendance 80%
Assessment

If 5 or fewer students take part in a repeat exam, the test can be modified at the request of the lecturers: ie, instead of a written, an oral examination will be held. This requires the written consent of the students. (Please notify the altered examination form to pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch; form can be obtained from the Admissions Office.)
Bibliography
• Lecture notes
• Further reading and course materials will be given to the students during the semester
Entrance requirements -
Follow-up courses Project work, Projectmanagement
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 58 65
Email franziska.honegger@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module

### Note

Course: Information Technology 2
No.
n.BA.FM.Inf2.15HS.V
Title
Information Technology 2
Managed by
René Hauck

### Description

Version: 3.0 start 01 August 2017
Status Compulsory Course
*Type C Core course/module
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree programme
 Semester 2. Semester Lectures 30 Coached selfstudy 20 Autonomous selfstudy 10 Total workload 60
Lecturer(s),
Speaker(s),
Associate(s)
René Hauck
Heinz Bernegger
Learning outcomes and competencies
Course content
Language of instruction German
Expected attendance -

If 5 or fewer students take part in a repeat exam, the test can be modified at the request of the lecturers: ie, instead of a written, an oral examination will be held. This requires the written consent of the students. (Please notify the altered examination form to pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch; form can be obtained from the Admissions Office.)
Bibliography Script
Entrance requirements Informatik 1
Follow-up courses FM digital, Computer Aided Facility Management
Telephone +41 (0)58 934 55 65
Email rene.hauck@zhaw.ch

*Type:
C Core course/module
R Related course/module
M Minor course/module

### Note

Course: Semester Assignment
No.
n.BA.FM.SA.15HS.V
Title
Semester Assignment
Managed by
Nicole Gerber

### Description

Version: 2.0 start 01 August 2016
Status Compulsory Course
*Type C Core course/module
Regulations applicable RPO, 29 January 2008, School of Life Sciences and Facility Management Academic Regulations, 15 Dec. 2009, Annex for the Bachelor of Facility Management degree programme
 Semester 2. Semester Lectures - Coached selfstudy 6 Autonomous selfstudy 54 Total workload 60
Lecturer(s),
Speaker(s),
Associate(s)
Supervisors from the FM faculty
Learning outcomes and competencies
Course content Self-organised work on a question and documentation in the form of a report in accordance with the requirements of a scientific paper. Accordingly, the learning content consists of implementing formal specifications and existing knowledge (scientific work and writing) as well as the reflective writing process and the independent work of planning.
Language of instruction German
Expected attendance -
Assessment Individual written work (100%)

If 5 or fewer students take part in a repeat exam, the test can be modified at the request of the lecturers: ie, instead of a written, an oral examination will be held. This requires the written consent of the students. (Please notify the altered examination form to pruefungsadmin.lsfm@zhaw.ch; form can be obtained from the Admissions Office.)
Bibliography Recommended literature for personal study:
• Esselborn-Krumbiegel, H. (2004). Von der Idee zum Text. Eine Anleitung zum wissenschaftlichen Schreiben. Paderborn: UTB.
• Franck, N. (2004). Handbuch wissenschaftliches Arbeiten. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag.
• Theissen, M. (2011). Technik, Methodik, Form. München: Vahlen. 15. Auflag.
Entrance requirements Ability to work with a word processing program (e.g. Microsoft Word, OpenOffice) is assumed
Follow-up courses Project work, Bachelor’s thesis