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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • The historical development of theory of science, basic concepts and terms
  • The research process, hypothesis testing, experimental design
  • Methods of measurement, observations, data collection, sources of information
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Research ethics
  • Rules for scientific writing
  • Peer review of scientific articles
  • Formulate and write a research plan
  • Project management

Intended learning outcomes *

The main goal of the course is to prepare the students for research and scientific writing. The course intends to give the students the practical skills that are required to succeed with the degree project.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the historical development of scientific theoretical concepts, research methods and underlying ideas
  • Identify and discuss critically, both orally and in writing, the basic scientific theoretical and methodological methods within technological, natural and social sciences.
  • Design and formulate a plan for a smaller research project and identify the most appropriate research method
  • Explain rules for scientific communication: contents, language, expression, copying and quoting the work of others
  • Identify and critically review collected information, data, theoretical and methodological problems in research reports and scientific articles within the student's own subject study field. Assess these considering relevant scientific, societal and ethical aspects

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

180 credits higher education and English B level from Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project Work, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Exam, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

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ABE/Transport Planning

Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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