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DM2572 Theory and Method for Media Technology 7.5 credits

The aim of the course is to provide a deeper understanding of scientific theories and methods relevant for media technology research.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus DM2572 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Scientific theory and method

Qualitative method

Quantitative method

Research in design

Scientific writing

Scientific publication

Research ethics

Sustainability, particularly social sustainability

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • account for and analyse scientific theories relevant to research in media technology
  • account for and analyse scientific methods relevant to research in media technology
  • review research in media technology critically
  • identify methodological issues in a study
  • analyse the relation between the results achieved in a study and the conclusions motivated by the results
  • discuss ethical aspects within research in media technology

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

B.Sc. degree


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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


  • INL1 - Assignments, 7.5 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Compulsory attendance. The student is allowed to miss at most three course meetings unless special circumstances apply. 

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

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Offered by

EECS/Human Centered Technology

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: