DT8111 - Empirical Methods in Software Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 100/100 ALLE

Course content

The course is held every year, next time spring 2020. The course deals with methods and techniques to try out and validate system development technologies. Specific empirical methods taught are experiments, adoptions of such, case studies, action research, surveys and systematic literary reviews. Organization of studies and methods for data collection and analysis are key topics. Examples are taken from evaluation of industrial methods and the literature in system development. It is demanded that each course participant carry through or discuss an empirical study, with a corresponding project report.

Learning outcome

To learn how to carry out own empirical studies, and learn how to understand and use results from studies made by others.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, discussions and self studies, as colloquia. Compulsory activities via exercises: to carry out an self-defined empirical study, resulting in a project report that counts 50% of the final mark of the course.

Course materials

relevant papers and book chapters.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2020

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Systems
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD work 100/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
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