Course Syllabus for

Research Methodology

KET130F, 3 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2021
Decided by: Margareta Sandahl
Date of establishment: 2021-06-29

General Information

Division: Chemical Engineering
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The aim of the course is to give an introduction to theory of science, research methods and methodologies relevant to research and development in the engineering sciences, as well as encourage reflection and discussion of current research, research methods and scientific quality.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must demonstrate ability to critically review the choice of research methodology and methods for scientific studies and development work.

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The course content includes an overview of relevant research methodologies, research methods, data collection and analysis, as well as scientific quality in the engineering sciences presented through literature and seminars. The seminars also give an opportunity for discussion and reflection on the included content and its relevance for the student’s particular research project. The course content also includes written assignments on the topics discussed during the seminars. 3-5 seminars 3 written assignments with reflections on the current topic in relation to the student’s own research to be discussed in each seminar, maximum 1 page.

Course Literature

Säfsten, K., Gustavsson & M.: Research Methodology - For Engineers and Other Problem-Solvers. Studentlitteratur, 2020. ISBN 9789144122304.
Selected papers or screencasts for seminars

Instruction Details

Type of instruction: Seminars

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written assignments, seminars given by participants. Deltagande i obligatoriska seminarier och skriftliga uppgifter.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

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