Orientation course in research method, (4) ECTS

Linköping University

IEI – Department of Management and Engineering

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Status: Open for registration


The aim is that after completing the course the student shall: 

  • Have developed the ability to make well-grounded choices in his/her own research (problem formulation, methods, theories and limitations),
  • Be able to reflect about different types of research design and their relevance in different fields,
  • Be able to reason about the role of research in society, research financing and position his/her own research in a greater perspective

This is an orientation course in research methodology and is a basic course for all research students. The course includes a general introduction to research studies (previously an introduction day). The lectures, seminars and practical exercises that make up the course are based on four different themes:


What can constitute scientific knowledge?
– How can research problems be formulated and addressed and the research process designed?
– What is scientific publishing?
– How can a researchable problem be dealt with in my subject?(dissertation analysis and presentation of a short paper about your dissertation)


Other information 
– Course information will be distributed in conjunction with the start of the course with the timetable, course literature and further instructions.
– The course takes equality into account and the resources that students with different backgrounds, life situations and competences contribute to the education are promoted.


Owner: Elin Wihlborg, e-mail:

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