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Course Description IMT5001 - Research Design (2005/2006)

ECTS Credits10

    40 ECTS from one of the two Master programs


    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.

    A major objective is for the student to write a proposal for the Master's thesis.


    - 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
    - Developing project plans
    - Conducting risk analysis and feasibility studies
    - Writing technical reports

    Study MethodsLectures, Project Works, Meeting(s) / Seminar(s), Tutoring
    AssessmentWritten Exam, 3 hours (counts 40%)
    Evaluation of Project(s) (counts 60%)
    Each part must be individually approved of.
    Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
    Course RequirementsReport(s) (must have been approved by lecturer)
    Preliminary reports submitted before the 4th, 5th and 6th lecture, respectively