Professional Inquiry

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises the development and phrasing of empirical inquiry for the purpose of enabling students to formulate research questions and scientific problems within the field of informatics. This will form the basis of the problem based project work and inquiries to be carried out during the course of the informatics study programme.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

In this module students will acquire knowledge of:

  • the connections and differences between empirical inquiry and research questions based on informatics
  • the connection between research questions and the theory of science in the organisation of scientific research
  • theory of science within the field of informatics

Skills

In this module students will acquire skills in:

  • describing empirical inquiry
  • translating empirical inquiry into a scientific research question within the field of informatics
  • combining a scientific research question with the theoretical basis of its investigation.

Competences

In this module students will acquire competences in:

  • preparing scientific research based on personal enquiry
  • taking a reflective approach to the basis of scientific inquiry
  • engaging in disciplinary collaboration on scientific problem formulation

Exam

Exams

Name of examProfessional Inquiry
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is a seven-day take-home assignment on a set topic.
The assignment paper must demonstrate that the student fulfils the objectives for the module stated above.

Alternatively, the examination may completed by satisfactory and active participation in the module, i.e. a minimum of 80% attendance and completion of set tasks.
ECTS5
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleProfessional Inquiry
Module codeKAINFOS161
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Communication and Digital Media
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities