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Empirical Research Methodology for Computer and Systems Sciences

The course introduces and provides training in basic aspects of empirical research methodology.

These include:

  • to find, summarize, evaluate and compare scientific literature,
  • quote, refer and paraphrase scientific literature,
  • justify a scientific study,
  • quantitative data types, data collection methods and data analysis methods and
  • qualitative data types, data collection methods and data analysis methods.
  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    Internet based distance learning.


    The course is examined as follows: 

    • written assignments


  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

  • Contact

    This course is part of a programme and is not available for application as a stand-alone course.

    Find more information about Master’s programmes here

    If you are a student at one of our Master’s programmes and have questions about the course, please contact the student counsellors