IT3010 - Research-based Innovation Methodologies in Computer and Information Science


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved exercises 30/100
Utøvende aktivitet 20/100
Work 50/100

Course content

The course will give insight in the most important challenges for research and innovation methods in computer science, as well as theories of science. Challenges of research design and presentation of results will be covered. The course gives insight in the most used empirical research methods: Case studies, design science and surveys, with emphasis on qualitative methods. The course will also teach students to conduct methodological hypothesis testing in a given market.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate will get knowledge of: - Basics of design of scientific studies. - Principles for selection of data collection and analysis methods. – Basic definitions of research-based innovation.

Skills: The candidate will acquire skilled on: -Planning and conducting research projects. - Collecting and analyzing research data. - Foreseeing and reducing threats to validity of research designs.

General competence: The candidate will get competence on: - Critically evaluate the quality of qualitative studies in computer science. - Conduct empirical studies.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, self-study, group-based individual assignments.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Informatics (MIT)

Required previous knowledge

No other courses required in order to take this course.

Course materials

Articles and book which will be presented at the start of the semester.



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring Work 50/100
Spring Utøvende aktivitet 20/100
Spring Approved exercises 30/100
* The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.