Data forberedelse og forståelse


Modulets indhold, forløb og pædagogik

The course provides students with an understanding of relevant data formats and methods for harvesting large-scale data about user behaviour, interaction, and/or opinions. More specifically, the course is focused on digital, online traces of user behaviour and how to identify, collect, prepare, and make sense of such data. Students are prompted to reflect on the scope and feasibility of different research designs, including their data requirements and the implications for data processing and ethics.



In this module students will acquire knowledge of:

  • Data formats
  • Methods for collecting and processing data
  • Legal and ethical principles related to (online) data harvesting and usage.


In this module students will acquire skills in:

  • Asking data-driven questions about research problems
  • Identifying, comparing, and selecting relevant techniques for collecting data about user behavior, interaction, and/or opinions
  • Constructing relevant data sets
  • Explaining the data set’s construction, limitations and potential use cases.


In this module students will acquire competences in:

  • Relating theories and methods to real-world cases
  • Evaluating the practical and ethical dimensions of a data-driven project in relation to specific research designs
  • Taking an analytical, reflective and critical approach to the identification, harvesting, preparation, and understanding of relevant research data.



Prøvens navnData Preparation and Understanding
Duration of examination: 4 hours.
The exam is evaluated by an internal examiner.
A second internal examiner will be included in case of an assignment is given a failed assessment.

The course is evaluated in an online test and graded as pass/fail.

Duration of examination: 4 hours. The exam is evaluated
BedømmelsesformBestået/ikke bestået
CensurIntern prøve
VurderingskriterierThe examination must demonstrate that the student can fulfil the objectives outlined above regarding knowledge and understanding, skills and competencies.

Fakta om modulet

Engelsk titelData Preparation and Understanding
Varighed1 semester
UndervisningsstedCampus Aalborg


StudienævnStudienævnet for Kommunikation og Digitale Medier
FakultetDet Humanistiske Fakultet
SkoleSkolen for Musik, Musikterapi, Psykologi, Art, Kommunikation og Teknologi