On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
explain basic scientific theory
explain and apply some common quantitative and qualitative methods for data collection and analysis
explain basic statistical methods and concepts that can be used to describe and analysis energy data
reflect critically on scientific work, including its ethical aspects
apply the basics of scientific report writing
The course addresses scientific theory and the scientific work process, including multidisciplinary approaches. During the course a selection of quantitative and qualitative approaches and methods which are relevant in energy contexts are presented. Some of these presented methods and approaches are applied practically. The course also places special emphasis on the understanding of statistical methods and analysis. Ethical perspective and critical reflection are also important themes during the course. For example, reflection on scientific approach, deliberation, implementation and documentation are included. The course also provides exercises in writing scientifically, as well as in giving and receiving constructive criticism.
Lectures, assignments and seminars
Written assignments, participation in seminars and practical excercises of methods (6 credits) as well as a written exam (4 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.