Scientific Methodology
2010-2011 - IMT4421 - 5 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student shall be familiar with and shall be capable of discussing main questions and issues in scientific thinking. The student shall be able to frame research problems and questions, to develop a plan for conducting a scientific project and to report the results from scientific projects.

Topic(s)

- Introduction to scientific research and scientific theory
- What characterises good research
- Ethics in research
- Developing a research topic
- Quantitative and qualitative research designs
- State of the art and literature studies
- Designing and analysing studies and experiments

Teaching Methods

Essay
Lectures
E-learning
Project work
Tutoring

Teaching Methods (additional text)

The course will be offered both as an ordinary campus course and as a course that is offered in a flexible way to off-campus students. Lecture notes, e-lectures and other types of e-learning material will be offered through an LMS. Communication between the teachers and the students, and among the students, will be facilitated by the LMS.

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 3 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

External and internal examiner.

Re-sit examination

Ordinary re-sit examnination.

Examination support

English dictionary.

Coursework Requirements

Essay

Participation in project work

Teaching Materials

Books:

  • Leedy, P D, and Ormrod, J E: "Practical Research, -Planning and design, 8th ed."Pearsopn Educational Int. ISBN: 0-13-124720-4

Other:

  • Additional handouts and material made available on Fronter.