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DM2713 Researchs Methods in Interactive Media Technology 7.5 credits

The course gives a broad introduction to knowledge production, theory and method within the area of interactive media and communication technology. Starting from a general introduction to theory of science, the course will go deeper into engineering, human- and design scientific approaches with a focus on central theories and methods. Study design, data collection techniques and analysis of data are introduced and connected to social and ethical issues as well as sustainable development and equality.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus DM2713 (Autumn 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Theory of knowledge; theoretical perspectives, data collection methods, analysis in interactive media and communication technology as well as research-ethical aspects on these; different views on knowledge production and research, technical development and design. Equality, sustainability and particularly social sustainability.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

  • apply basic research methodology within empirical science, engineering science and design science
  • design research projects with consistent use of theory and method to be able to answer a specific question and/or create a design based on specific preconditions
  • discuss the relation between theory, method and analysis
  • critically assess the results and analysis a research project based on its attempt
  • discuss possibilities and limitations of different data collection techniques, methods, analyses and theoretical perspectives
  • discuss ethical and social aspects within research in media technology
  • discuss media technology research in relation to equality and sustainable development.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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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

P, F


  • INL1 - Homework, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • INL2 - Homework, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • INL3 - Homework, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, 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

The course is based on active participation. For final grade, attendance on at least 80% of the classes is required.

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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Course web DM2713

Offered by

EECS/Human Centered Technology

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Anders Hedman (

Supplementary information

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