II2202 Research Methodology and Scientific Writing 7.5 credits

Forskningsmetodik och vetenskapligt skrivande

The aim of the course is to give the students the theoretical and practical skills to plan, conduct, analyze and present, orally and in written form, a scientific assignment in the area of information and communication technology and to give insight and understanding of research methodology, ethics and sustainability.

The course is divided into three parts where the parts are integrated in a final project. The three parts are:

  • scientific writing
  • research methodology
  • scientific assignment

These three parts are examined by a project project plan, a method description and a scientific report, as well as an opposition report.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course is divided into three parts where the parts are integrated in a final project. The three parts are:

  • research methodology
  • scientific writing
  • scientific assignment

These three parts are examined by a project plan, a method description and a scientific report, as well as an opposition report.

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim of the course is to give the students the theoretical and practical skills to plan, conduct, analyze and present, orally and in written form, a scientific assignment in the area of information and communication technology and to give insight and understanding of research methodology, ethics and sustainability.

This means that, after the course, students will be able to:

  • explain and apply scientific methodologies, methods, as well as techniques for scientific writing, and research methodology to prepare the writing of a scientific report, as well as a degree project.
  • perform investigation and evaluation using methods, explain and take position to the results, as well as list and summarize related work.
  • apply the knowledge in scientific writing and research methodology and use the knowledge to write a scientific report and opposition report.
  • identify and describe examples of sustainability related to ICT-area.
  • verbally and in writing give examples of and explain societal and ethical aspects and sustainability in the ICT-area.
  • perform opposition.

Course Disposition

The course contains lectures, among some are compulsory, seminars, which all are mandatory, and laboratories.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Good knowledge of English and basic knowledge of information and communication technology.

Recommended prerequisites

Good English knowledge and basic knowledge in information and communication technology.

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Literature

Kurslitteratur kommer i huvudsak bestå av böcker och material, artiklar och verktyg, tillgängliga via Internet.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project 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.

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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Examiner

Håkan Olsson

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

EECS/Communication

Main field of study *

Information Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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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.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.