Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to present and implement
qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Learning outcomes

After the completion of the course the student
shall be able to
identify a research problem, define a research
objective, choose a
suitable research method, collect empirical data,
analyze the data
with a suitable method and present the results in
a final report.

Course contents

Qualitative research methods such as brain
storming, focus
interviews, case studies and action research.
Quantitative methods such as chi- square,
regression- factor-, cluster-, mds- conjoint and
similar methods.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The courses of the two first years 100-120 sp.

Previous course names


Additional information

The student is expected to familiarize himself with
the material for the lecture on Itslearning.
Mandatory attendance during training sessions in
computer class.

Recommended or required reading

Bryman, A. och Bell, E. (2005): Företagsekonomiska
forskningsmetoder, Liber
Articles and other material according to the

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 73 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

The examination of the quantitative methods are
thorough assignments and a virtual examination of
quantitative understanding through itslearning.
The assignments and the exam on Itslearning
account for 50% of the final grade.

The qualitative methods are graded through
assignments and a written examination. The
qualitative part accounts for 50% of the grade.


  • Mildén Peter
  • Tigerstedt Christa


Mildén Peter

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Se Metodik kursen för Företagsekonomin. Endast den
kvalitativa delen tenteras.

Assessment methods

  • 2013-12-17 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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