Course Syllabus for

Experimental Methodology in Research
Experimentell forskningsmetodik

GEM080F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2020
Decided by: Annika Mårtensson, Prorektor
Date of establishment: 2020-02-04

General Information

Division: Doctoral Research Training
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The course aims to provide an advanced understanding of experimental methodologies in research. It provides knowledge about fundamental concepts and techniques that are applied across a wide range of experimental research fields.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must Be able to identify ethical risks pertaining to research methodology.

Course Contents

To support the learning outcomes, the course is built around examples and exercises as well as a small group project, where the central concepts and techniques are applied.

Course Literature

Andersson, Ö.: Andersson, Ö., 2012: Experiment! – Planning, Implementing and Interpreting. 288pp, Wiley. ISBN-10: 0470688254. ISBN-13: 978-0470688250. Wiley, 2012.
The course is given by the author of the course textbook.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars, exercises, project. The course includes lectures, assignments, excercises, project work and literature reading.

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written assignments, seminars given by participants. Substantial active participation in course activities is a requirement, e.g. more than 50 % of the scheduled classroom sessions. All course tasks need to be fulfilled and assessed by the course leader. At the end of the course there is a compulsory written exam (all assessments on a Pass/Fail-basis).
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: To be prioritized in the admission to the course, applicants have to be admitted to a PhD programme at LTH.
Assumed prior knowledge: This is a faculty-wide doctoral course particularly suitable for students involved in empirical research. Some experience of data collection in ones own research is an advantage.
Selection criteria: Priority is given to students who are closest to finishing their PhD programmes.

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