Course Syllabus for


VBM015F, 8 credits

Valid from: Spring 2014
Decided by: FN3/Per Tunestål
Date of establishment: 2014-01-14

General Information

Division: Building Materials
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The aim of the course is to make the participants think in a more structured way about their experimental work, for example concerning planning and evaluation of results.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The course follows the content of the course book. In short this is: - What is science? - What is an experiment? - Basic statistics - Statistical experiment planning - Planning, experimenting, analysing

Course Literature

Andersson., Ö.: “Experiment! – Planning, Implementing and Interpreting”. Wiley, 2012. ISBN 9780470688250.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Seminars, exercises, self-study literature review

Examination Details

Examination format: Seminars given by participants. Before every course occasion the participants should have read one or more chapters in the literature and answered the questions therein. The answers to the questions are presented and discussed at the seminars.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: All PhD-students with experimental work are welcome.
Assumed prior knowledge: None
Selection criteria: Order of application

Further Information

Lars Wadsö,

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinators:

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