II2202 Research Methodology and Scientific Writing 7.5 credits

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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.

  • Educational level

    Second cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

    D
  • Subject area

    Information Technology
    Information and Communication Technology
  • Grade scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 17 for programme students

Autumn 17 TIVNM for programme students

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 main content

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.

Disposition

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

Eligibility

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.

Literature

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

Examination

  • PRO1 - Project Assignments, 7.5, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by

ICT/Communications Systems

Examiner

Gerald Q Maguire Jr <maguire@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2015.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2015.