DH2630 Methods in Behavioural Science 6.0 credits

Beteendevetenskaplig metod

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

The course presents different perspectives in behavioural science with focus on method. Practical exercises in techniques for collecting data are given.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Last planned examination: autumn 12.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

The goal of the course is that students that has completed the course should be able to:

  • reason about how a study should be performed in order to be scientifically sound
  • be able to describe how to perform different behavioural methods
  • have practical experience of performing qualitative and quantitative investigations
  • have practical experience of planning and collecting data via different techniques
  • discuss possibilities and limitations of different techniques for collecting data

in order for the students to

  • be able to design and perform a scientifically and ethically sound study
  • be able to choose relevant method and techniques for collecting data in order to solve practical problems on the field
  • achieve practical experience of using different techniques for collecting data
  • be able to judge how scientifically sound others and their own investigations are

Course main content

Methods in behavioural sciences and their different perspectives applied in the field of Human-Computer Interaction are presented. Examples of parts included in the course are:

Methods and techniques for collecting data, different perspectives on users, relation among research, design and development. Practical exercises in the techniques observation, questionnaire and interview.

Eligibility

Recommended prerequisites

180 university credits in Degree program in Computer Engineering or 2D1345/DD1345, Introduction to Computer Science or 2D1320/DD1345, Applied Computer Science or equivalent.

Literature

To be announced at least 2 weeks before course start at course web page.

Examination

  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

To actively participate during seminars, give account for exercises, home examination.

Offered by

CSC/Media Technology and Interaction Design

Contact

Ann Lantz, tel: 790 6817, e-post: alz@nada.kth.se

Examiner

Ann Lantz <alz@kth.se>

Add-on studies

Higher courses in the HCI specialization or in the HCI-master program.

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2007.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.