Theories of Science and Research Designs


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students completing the module, acquire the following: 

Learning objectives


  • Understanding of the relation between theoretical basis, research design and research methods at a graduate level
  • Thorough knowledge of research designs of own professional fields
  • Thorough understanding the key theoretical foundations for research within the given planning field


  • Can independently assess the value and reliability of own science production
  • Can independently assess the value and reliability of others’ research design and methodologies
  • Can use research design and research methods within own fields at a graduate level
  • Can impart knowledge of research designs to specialists as well as non-specialists


  • Can reflect critically on project-related choices of value bases and methods
  • Can reflect critically on choices of qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Can take responsibility for continuous professional development through acquisition of new knowledge of the development and renewal of theories of science and research designs

Type of instruction

Lectures, workshops, seminars, assignments, etc.



Name of examTheories of Science and Research Designs
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
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 titleVidenskabsteori og forskningsdesign
Module codePGLBEMK17101
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design