Research Project Planning
Study plans 2016-2017 - IMT4205 - 7.5 ECTS


IMT4110 Scientific Methodology and Communication or
IMT4192 Research and Scientific Methods in HCI or

IMT 4421 Scientific Methodology

Expected learning outcomes


  • Possesses specialized insight and good understanding of the research frontier in a selected part of the topic covered by the Master Programme.
  • Is able to apply the knowledge and understanding from the topics covered by the Master Programme to new and unfamiliar settings.


  • Is able to handle theoretical issues, and solve complex practical problems, independently in the area covered by the Master Programme.
  • Is able to use relevant and suitable methods when carrying out research and development activities in the area covered by the Master Programme.
  • Is able to critically review relevant literature when solving new or complex problems and is able to integrate the findings into the proposed solution.
  • Is able to plan and complete an independent and limited research or development project with guidance and in adherence to research ethics.

General competence:

  • An understanding of academic writing style and documentation structure.
  • The ability to formulate a research problem and research questions.
  • An understanding of ethical issues in research.


  • Problem description and choice of methods
  • Identifying, collecting and structuring published research results relevant for the project. Use of library resources
  • Project planning

Teaching Methods


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Mandatory exercises


Form(s) of Assessment

Evaluation of Project(s)

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Mid term report is graded as Pass/Fail.

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

Internal examiner will assess the mid term report. The supervisor is required to provide input to the mid term assessment process. External and internal examiner on the final report.

Re-sit examination

Student must submit a new final report where the topic of the resubmitted report must be significantly different from previously submitted report(s). 

Replacement course for

IMT4601 Research project planning