TS200516 - Theory and Methods


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 60/100 3 hours E
Portfolio 40/100

Course content

Theory of science, Explanations of causes/purposes, The research process, Research ethics, Research design, How qualitative and quantitative methods have a complimented relationship to each other. Problem formulation, Operationalization, and measurement, Formal requirements for formulation of goals (validation), Data collection (observation, interview, and surveys), Basic understanding of quantitative and qualitative analysis, Quality assurance, reliability, and validity requirements

Learning outcome

Learning outcomes - Knowledge: Have acquired the basic principles within traditional research methods Have insight into the main principles for qualitative and quantitative analyzes Have knowledge of research ethics issues Have knowledge of presentation and reporting of research results

Learning outcomes - Skills: Be able to carry out a simple, limited research or development project in line with current research ethics norms Be able to reflect on relevant professional and research ethics issues Be able to communicate about academic issues, analyzes and conclusions

Learning outcomes - Competence: Be able to see the course in a larger economic academic context Be able to see the course in a larger societal perspective Be able to acquire updated knowledge within the above-mentioned areas of knowledge and skills in the subject

Learning methods and activities

Pedagogical methods: Lectures, group exercises

Further on evaluation

Folder (40%) Written exam (60%) Students will prepare 2 group work collected in a folder. Group work is included in the assessment, and participants in each group get the same grade. In addition, the students are assessed on the basis of a 3-hour individual school exam. Both parts must be passed.

Delayed exam (New and postponed exam): It is possible to take a written 3-hour school exam as a postponed exam. If a group has not received a grade mark on one or more of the answers in the folder, the group, on condition that all group members agree, Get a folder with improved work at a new and postponed exam. If the student waits for the next ordinary exam, a new assignment must be solved. The student is entitled to a postponed examination only in so far as the student has had a valid absence or has failed. Deferred exam takes place during the postponed exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Nautical Studies (353MN)
Nautical Studies (353YV)
Shipping management (432SM)

Course materials

Will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Nautic
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 60/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Portfolio 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 60/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Portfolio 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

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