HMM4104A - Research design
The course will prepare the students in writing their thesis. The course offers an introduction to research methodology and how to write scientific research reports and project proposals. There will be offered both theoretical perspectives and practical exercises.
The course shall qualify students to perform empirical and theoretical studies on health care. Among other things, the course shall:
Enable students to describe scientific texts based on a general structure of such texts.
Enable students to write their own research proposal
Make students familiar with the relationship between authors and readers and their different roles.
Make students aware of ethical issues in science, in particular in health related research
Only for master students at Health Economics, Policy and Management.
The examination in this course is not available for external candidates. Only students admitted to the course may sit for the examination.
Formal prerequisite knowledgeNo obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.
Overlapping courses5 credits overlap with HMM4104 - Research Design and Qualitative Methods (discontinued).
Lectures/seminars with individual and group exercises, and a mandatory assignment.
Access to teaching
A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.
Two home exams.
The home exams must be handed in electronically and will be subject to electronic screening for potential plagiarism. Failure to meet academic standards for reference to sources or plagiarism – whether intentional or not – will be prosecuted according to the University of Oslo’s regulations (Forskrift om studier og eksamener ved Universititetet i Oslo, §9) and may result in severe consequences such as expulsion from the University.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
All resources are allowed but the reference to sources must meet academic standards, confer the exam information above.
Language of examination
All written exams and term papers at the master's programme in Health Economics, Policy and Management have to be conducted in English
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
You may request an explanation of your grades, and you may also appeal against your grades or make a complaint about formal examination errors. Read more about explanations and appeals.
Resit an examination
Students who have a valid reason for not sumitting the home exam within the given deadline, may get extra time. Documentation for a valid reason must be submitted to the Department's administration before the home exam deadline.
Withdrawal from an examination
A student may sit this exam up to 3 times. If a student wishes to withdraw from the exam, s/he must do so in StudentWeb at least two weeks prior to the first day of the exam. Failure to do so will be counted as one of the three opportunities to sit the exam.
Special examination arrangements
If you have a disability or a health problem that entails significant inconvenience in an examination situation, you may be considered for special examination arrangements. Mothers who are breastfeeding may apply for extra time to complete the exam.