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FAI3101 Qualitative Methods within the Area of Built Environment and Society 4.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAI3101 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course content is summarized in the following paragraphs:

  • The distinction qualitative–quantitative method.
  • Scientific foundations for qualitative methods.
  • Data collection methods.
  • Criteras of quality in qualitative research.
  • Generation of theories.

Intended learning outcomes

The comprehensive aim of the course is to provide knowledge of various qualitative research methods, of their application, and of possibilities and limitations connected to the methods.

Course disposition

The course is conducted as literature studies and composition of a paper. The details of the studies are decided by the course management and the participators mutually. A number of issues and concepts regarding qualitative methods are to be studied, analysed and presented in a paper. The issues and concepts treated, shall be put in relation to the participators' own research projects.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Initiated post graduate studies in the field of built environment (management, economics and law).

Recommended prerequisites

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Litteraturen består bl.a. av en grundbok om kvalitativ metod och vetenskapsteori. Därutöver ingår vetenskapliga artiklar inomämnesområdet. Som en del av uppgiften ska kursdeltagarna ocksåsjälva söka relevant litteratur (artiklar, rapporter och böcker).

Kurslitteraturen beslutas och meddelas senast fyra veckor innan kursstart.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • UPP1 - Written report, 4.0 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.

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

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/ Surveying – Geodesy, Land Law and Real Estate Planning