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Course Description IMT5001 - Research Design (2003/2004)

ECTS Credits10
Duration1 semester (Autumn)

    40 ECTS from Master-program


    The main objective of this course is to improve the student's ability to think about and frame research questions, to choose the ways to address them, and to document the results in a technical report. A major objective is for the students to write proposals for their master theses.


    - Introduction to scientific research, the working of the scientific enterprise, scientific theory
    - Ethics in research
    - Developing a research topic
    - Writing technical reports
    - Tools and techniques for literature studies
    - Designing and analysing studies and experiments
    - Effective use of figures, tables, and models
    - Peer review processes

    Study MethodsLectures, Project Works, Exercises
    AssessmentWritten Exam, 3 hours (counts 30%)
    Project Work (counts 70%)
    Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
    Course RequirementsProject
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