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AI275U Research Methodology 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AI275U (Autumn 2013–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course has two parts where the first focuses on Philosophy of Science and different theories and approaches in that field (Popper, Kuhn etc).

The second part are more practically oriented and focus on how to carry out a scientific study and how to structure a scientific paper/report. This part lays the foundation for writing a good Master´s Thesis.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is that the student should know:

  • The fundamental characterstics of a scientific study.
  • Different schools in the philosophy of science.
  • Typical steps in a scientific study and choices that has to be made in each step.
  • How to evaluate a study from a scientific perspective.
  • How to structure a scientific thesis.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The courses Real Estate Principles (AI270U), Regional Economics and Market Analysis (AI271U), Real Estate Investment Analysis (AI272U), Real Estate Valuation (AI273U) samt Real Estate Finance and Investment (AI274U) must be completed.

Recommended prerequisites

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Final literature will be decided at least one month before the start of the course, but it will be books like:

part 1:Chalmers "What is this thing called science"

part 2: Murray & Beglar "Writing dissertations and theses"

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


  • INL1 - Term Papers, 4.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written Exam, 3.0 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.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AI275U

Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Economics and Finance

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Commissioned Course. Admittance to the course can only be purchased by a legal entity who appoints course participants