Syllabus for Scientific Methods in Wind Power Project Management

Forskningsmetoder i vindkraftsprojektering


  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1GV153
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Wind Power Project Management A1F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2018-03-08
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2021-02-04
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2021
  • Entry requirements:

    A Bachelor's degree in science/engineering or social sciences. Wind Power Development and Management, 15 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • critically reflect on the foundations of scientific research, its methods and the processes that span from the formulation of problems to the drawing of conclusions supported by evidence.
  • perform a literature review and formulate research questions that are clear, concise and lead to a relevant contribution to the field in accordance with the time plan.
  • reflect on a methodological framework according to the needs of a particular investigation and justify its implementation.
  • explain qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches and assess their application.
  • apply relevant concepts and tools of statistical analysis and recognize their applicability to analyse scientific data for wind power project management.
  • review and summarize results in a clear way while providing arguments that lead to conclusions.
  • write and deliver project assignment with a structure, elements and content suitable for a research design within predetermined time frames.


This course introduces the foundations of scientific research. This includes the identification of scientific problems and formulation of clear research questions as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods, statistical analysis, data collection and experimental design. The steps of academic reasoning and structure of a scientific document and postgraduate thesis are also reviewed.


Lectures, seminars, workshops and group work.


The course examination includes written individual reports (3 credits), oral preseation and active participation in seminars (4 credits) and exam (3 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2021

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Creswell, John W.; Poth, Cheryl N. Qualitative inquiry & research design : choosing among five approaches

    Fourth edition: Los Angeles: Sage Publications, [2017]

    Find in the library


  • Larsen, R; Morris, L Introduction to mathematical statistics and its applications

    Institutionen för geovetenskaper, 2014