DH2610 Theory and Methodology of Science in Human-Computer Interaction 7.5 credits

Vetenskapsteori och vetenskaplig metodik i MDI

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

The aim of this course is to give a broad introduction to philosophy of science from natural science, social science and humanistic perspectives that connects to the area of HCI. Design of studies, techniques for collecting and analyzing data, and ethical considerations are introduced and discussed.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Computer Science and Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Last planned examination: autumn 18.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course the students will be able to:

  • describe different scientific traditions and identify subareas within HCI that represents these
  • assess research articles within HCI regarding method, theory and research ethics
  • discuss how studies are carried out from scientific and ethical perspectives
  • plan quantitative and qualitative studies
  • discuss possibilities and limitations with different data collection techniques, methods, and theoretical perspectives
  • better assess scientific research quality, especially within the domain of HCI

Course main content

Theory of knowledge, inductive-deductive approaches, research methods, theoretical perspectives and technologies within HCI and research-ethical consideration of them, different views of the user, relation between research, technology development, and design.


Admitted to the Master's programme in HCI


Meddelas senast 4 veckor före kursstart på kurshemsidan.


  • ANN1 - Other Task, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • ANN2 - Other Task, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • HEM2 - Home Exercise, 1.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

In this course, the code of honour of the school is applied, see: http://www.kth.se/csc/student/hederskodex.

Offered by

CSC/Media Technology and Interaction Design


Anders Hedman, e-post: ahedman@kth.se, telefon: 790 9708


Anders Hedman <ahedman@kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2015.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2012.