SI | students' research project (SRP)

Proof of performance in the module "social nets"

  • Assessment criteria: study and examination regulations of HFU and CMPBL Frame and Assessment Criteria [pdf]
  • Submission = upload in the virtual class room on dropbox: 14 to 16 days in advance of the final workshop (summer term) or before Chrismas break (winter term); review of the proofs of performance during the final workshop

Learning objectives

  • To describe a case; explain, apply, analyse; generalise, transfer; evaluate; (solutions and new approaches) create.
  • The complexity of the case (students/authors) and the assessment of the work (teacher/reviewer) are to be adapted according to the study program: bachelor, master, PhD.
  • To use skilfully scientific methods, especially literature research, reception and use, for instance to cite sources according to good scientific practice and copyright.
  • To summarise a case and solutions in an way, that readers can recognise content and quality of the work and draw consequences. This skill is relevant in professional life for instance for drafting executive summaries. These are short descriptions for managers of the own company or prospects an customers.


In computer science and other fileds you develop products and services using the steps analysis, design, implementation and evaluation (ADIE). 


Conceptualize this for the development and implementation of a digital social network of a corporation.


Conceptualise this for the dissemination and selling of a product or service.

Use the 8+1 W  (blog 29 Mar 2012 [and in English 29 Jul 2019])

  • Along with it conceptualise a network analysis.
  • Use methods of qualitative field research and software engineering, including agile approaches.
  • Take into account social conditions, which affect this. Among these number historical, political, cultural, economical and media aspects.


  • Smart city Furtwangen.
  • Information system intended for citizens about health services.
  • Customer acquisition and retention of a corporation in a "traditional" field - products or services (machine engineering, student dorm, publishing house, supermarket, café, civic center, sports club, ...)
  • ... 

Finding the topic and working on it

For instance ask yourself: During the previous year, what annoyed me | touched me | discouraged | encouraged me?


Hint: consider aspect like culture, values, ethics, benefit, PPP (product, people, planet).

See also: "Ist doch ganz klar" | Muster und die Bedeutung von Fragen und Reflexionen (blog 06 Dec 2011). 



A report on the students' research project in small groups of two or three students.

No naming of an author related to a segment, instead joint authorship.

Scope: 10 pages per person, this ist 20 to 30 pages +/- 10 % plus cover, statement of autonomous authorship and directories (content, bibliography, ...).


Procedure of scientific work ... some steps

topic - here: case

roadmap: sketch of the work


table of contents

short description of the sketched chapters

literature research


key words

reading & adopting


report - here: report on the SRP


Literature and material

Literature recommendations are here ...

Further material stored on the e-learning-platform on dropbox

  • template for the report: soznetz_semarb_template_CW.rtf
  • literature as far as not available as book or online
  • visualizations of your contributions
  • and: your SRP reports

Some reflection on the topic scientific work you can find on my "desk".

Contact via mail[at]christa-wessel[dot]de


Recommendations for the structure



table of content


scenario of the case: project | organization | person(s)


relevant aspects of the case

referring to literature

solution: how would you realise it?

discussion: reflection and conclusion


statement of autonomous authorship



Ask yourself: who is the audience?

You write abstracts for reports.

These can be analyses and expertise for: contractees, management boards, marketing.

And scientific work for: colleagues, students, general public.



  • background
  • purpose
  • approach and method
  • result
  • conclusion

Each 1 to 2 sentences. Length overall about one page (about 1800 characters including blanks).


Review and assessment criteria

As basis for the assessment serve the study and examination regulations of HFU and CMPBL Frame and Assessment Criteria [pdf]. The latter contains assessment criteria according to Deininger. For more details see the respective abstract in Portfolio. The teacher sends the overall review of the portfolio via e-mail including the assessment and grade. Furthermore an edited PDF of the particular portfolios contains teacher's comments, stored in the access controlled virtual classroom on dropbox. 


Status: 09 Jan 2018 [translated from the German version on 08 Dec 2021]