Empirical Research in Software Development


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

iDA8 project. The activity Software Development Research Methods must be followed in parallel or before.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about the application of concepts, processes and theories from the activity Software Development Research Methods


  • Must be able to identify, formulate and analyse a problem in context.
  • Must be able to relate the problem definition to empirical research processes for software development.
  • Must be able to identify and describe relevant empirical research processes to address the defined problem.
  • Must be able to report on the findings of the empirical research processes


  • Must document experience with empirical research processes to address knowledge creation on software development or software products.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized according to the general teaching methods for the education, cf. chapter 3

Extent and expected workload

It is expected that the student uses 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 600 hours



Name of examEmpirical Research in Software Development
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: The Study board for Computer Science at cs-sn@cs.aau.dk or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleEmpirisk forskning i softwareudvikling
Module codeDSNIDAK301
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design