Omfattning: 5

Tidtabel: 09.01.2020 - 29.05.2020

Undervisningsperiod (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I-II, III-V autumn and spring (2018-2019, 2019-2020)

Lärandemål (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course will provide a student with skills to systematically conduct a research project and gather data. Specifically, after the course student is able to

• apply appropriate research methods and scientific thinking in problem solving
• define and specify adequate research objectives and research questions in the subject area of Operations and Service Management
• make a sound research plan for a small-scale empirical study
• collect and nalyze empirical data, report the results, and evaluate the quality (reliability and validity) of empirical research.

Innehåll (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course includes designing a study that is based on empirical data. Students will do hands-on exercises of the different phases of a scientific research (e.g. designing an instrument for collecting data, data collection, data analysis, etc.). The course prepares the students for conducting scientific research (e.g. Master’s thesis).

Metoder, arbetssätt och bedömningsgrunder (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, seminars, exam, empirical assignment

Arbetsmängd (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Lectures, readings & exam: 54 hours in total


In OM&S, students may choose to work in a group with given data set (5 cr) , or individually or in pairs with their own data (7 cr)

Research project and seminars: 81-135 hours in total. Course includes two kinds of readings

1) Mandatory readings that cover exam questions

2) Optional readings that are needed for designing and carrying out the empirical research

Studiematerial (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To be announced later

Ersättande prestationer (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

TU-22.1155, TU-22.1345

Kursens webbplats (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Förkunskaper (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Bachelor´s Seminar

Anmälning (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Only for those students that intend to write a Master's Thesis on a subject from the field of Operations and Service Management.


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