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Course content

Seminar in Qualitative Research Methods in Information Systems, with emphasis on action research

Learning outcome

After having completed this course you will have:

  • basic knowledge and skills in action research methods
  • basic knowledge in quantitative research methods
  • basic knowledge in data analysis and data display, practical implementation and evaluation


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Recommended previous knowledge

The course is intended for students doing action oriented research thesises.

Overlapping courses


Five workshops, each of two days duration. Participation in at least three of five workshops is required. Students prepare their own work to each workshop. One of three written assignments must be approved.


1 hour written examination.

Participation in two of three workshops and one of three written examinations must be approved in order to take the exam.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: INF5570 – Action Research Workshop (discontinued), INF9930 – Action Research Workshop (discontinued) and 9571.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Every spring

Not spring 2018


Every spring

Not spring 2018

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)