Professional Inquiry


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


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


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.


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



Name of examProfessional Inquiry
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is a seven-day take-home assignment on a set topic. Evaluation: pass/fail.
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.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleProfessionel forespørgsel
Module codeKAINFOS171
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


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