Reflection and IT Tools Supporting Analysis of Qualitative Empirical Material


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Pass in Anthropology-Based Product Development (project) (second semester)

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete this module can:

Learning objectives


  • present technology-based tools and web applications appropriate to document and analysis empirical material
  • explain the use of self-reflection methods and theories in research work
  • explain the different theoretical and methodological approaches relevant to understanding their own role in the implementation of anthropological studies


  • evaluate potential technology-based tools and web applications for the purpose of collecting and analysing empirical material in anthropological studies
  • use technology-based tools and web applications in the analysis of a concrete anthropological study
  • apply selected theories and principles - including portfolio tools - to reflect on processes of anthropological fieldwork
  • apply relevant theories and theoretical positions to examine their own role in examining anthropological work


  • use technology-based and portfolio tools to study and document, analysis and reflect on concrete anthropological studies
  • communicate findings using technology-based and portfolio tools
  • reflect on their own role as investigator/researcher in all phases of the anthropological study.

Type of instruction

The module will be implemented as a lecture series at the beginning of the semester with a focus on theoretical and methodological aspects. Then it continues as a series of virtual tutorials and web-based workshops.



Name of examReflection and IT Tools Supporting Analysis of Qualitative Empirical Material
Type of exam
Written exam
The assessment is based on 1) a documentation of how empirical data was collected, analysed and presented during the fieldwork using technology-based and portfolio tools, and 2) a 5-page essay that presents and discusses the basis of theoretical perspectives in order to demonstrate the students' understanding of their own role in an anthropological study.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAre described in the Framework Provisions.

Facts about the module

Danish titleRefleksion og IT-støttet empirihåndtering
Module codeTBITANK12302
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
The course is only offered if a sufficient number of students enroll (see also section 5.1).
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudyboard for Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design