FMJ3410 Theory and Methodology of Science for Energy Research 6.0 credits

Teori och vetenskapsmetodik för energiforskning

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Literature and preparations

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The Art of Doing Science. © Sven Ove Hansson, Department of Philosophy and the History of Technology, KTH 2007.

  • On being a scientist - responsible conduct in research. National academy press. Washington, D.C. 1995.
  • Ranjit Kumar. Research methodology - steps by steps guide for beginners. Third Edition, 2011
  • Pär Blomkvist, Anette Hallin, 2015. Method for engineering students: Degree projects using the 4-phase Model.
  • Kreikemeyer and Schneider. 2010. How Do I Successfully Write a Master’s Thesis? A practical guide for peace- and conflict researchers and other social scientists
  • Hypotheses and Hypothesis Testing (Chapter 3)
  • Introduction to the practice of statistics, 5th ed., W.H. Freeman and Company, New York, 2006.
  • Resch et al 2008.   20% RES by 2020– a balanced scenario to meet Europe’s renewable energy target.
  • UNESCO 2007. Social development: from research to policy to action
  • Cherubini et al. 2009. Energy and greenhouse gas-based LCA of biofuel and bioenergy systems: Key issues, ranges and recommendations                            
  • Mainali and Silveira 2015. Using a sustainability index to assess energy technologies for rural electrification. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 41, 1351-1365.
  • Khatiwada and Silveira, 2009. Net energy balance of molasses based ethanol: The case of Nepal.
  • Chiu et al. 2013. Active free cooling optimization with thermal energy storage in Stockholm, Applied Energy, Volume 109, September 2013, Pages 523-529P

Examination and completion

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  • INL1 - Assignments, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • INL2 - Assignments, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • INL3 - Assignments, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 0.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • SEM2 - Seminars, 0.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • SEM3 - Seminars, 0.5 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.

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Semida Silveira

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ITM/Energy Technology

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

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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.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ITM/Energy Technology