Research Methods for Intelligent Systems, 7,5 högskolepoäng
Research Methods for Intelligent Systems, 7.5 credits
Kursplan för studenter höst 2020
Kurskod: TRIS20
Fastställd av: VD 2020-03-01
Gäller fr.o.m.: 2020-08-01
Version: 1
Utbildningsnivå: Avancerad nivå
Utbildningsområde: Tekniska området
Ämnesgrupp: DT1
Fördjupning: A1F
Huvudområde: Informatik


After a successful course, the student shall:

Kunskap och förståelse

- display knowledge of the current state-of-the-art in AI, machine learning and data science
- demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of the main field of study, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work
- display specialised methodological knowledge of the main field of study

Färdighet och förmåga

- demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information
- demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues critically, autonomously and creatively as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames and so contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as the ability to evaluate this work

Värderingsförmåga och förhållningssätt

- demonstrate the ability to compare and evaluate different representations and algorithms for intelligent agents
- demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
- demonstrate the ability to have insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used
- demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning


The course comprises of lectures and seminars. The lectures broadly cover the theoretical foundations of typical research approaches in artificial intelligence and related areas as well as common research methods and ways of reporting research findings. The seminars cover academic communication, state-of-the-art development in artificial intelligence from a scientific perspective, and open research questions and challenges.

The course includes the following elements:
- Information retrieval and literature surveys
- Qualitative and quantitative approaches to research
- Computer science as a scientific paradigm
- Research methods in computer science
- Basic and applied research in artificial intelligence
- Ethical considerations
- Assessment of scientific quality


Lectures are conducted in the traditional format, which means that they are aimed at transmission of course content whereby the focus is on the delivery of the material by the lecturer. Each lecture is 90 minutes with 15 minutes break half-way. The seminars are planned and moderated by the students based on specifications from the course responsible and materials described in the course memo.

Undervisningen bedrivs på engelska.


Passed courses at least 90 credits within the major subject Informatics, and completed course Machine Learning, 7,5 credits or equivalent. Proof of English proficiency is required.

Examination och betyg

Kursen bedöms med betygen 5, 4, 3 eller Underkänd .

Poängregistrering av examinationen för kursen sker enligt följande system:
Seminarier1,5 hpU/G
Inlämningsuppgifter1,5 hpU/G
Akademisk rapport14,5 hp5/4/3/U
1 Bestämmer kursens slutbetyg vilket utfärdas först när samtliga moment godkänts.


The literature list for the course will be provided latest one month before the course starts.