COURSE SYLLABUS

Thesis, Digital Curation 30 Credits

Examensarbete, Digitalt bevarande
Second cycle, B7003N
Version
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2012 Sp 4 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Head of the Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences 19 Feb 2010

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 02 Mar 2012

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG
Subject
Information Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Computer Technology

Entry requirements

General entry requirements, second cycle

Specific entry

The course assumes a minimum of 30 ECTS from the MSc program in Digital Curation: B7001N Long-term Digital Preservation, B0001N Design and Development of Digital Archives, A7006N Scientific Methods or equal courses.


More information about English language requirements



Course Aim

The overall aim of the course is that the student will practice, develop and show skills in applying theory and method to solve unstructured problems with relevance for the field of digital preservation.

  • Develop and formulate a relevant research problem from a selected subject in the area digital preservation
  • Utilize scientific studies and judge their relevance for the selected problem
  • Manage different, and differences between, theoretical areas at an advanced level.
  • Carry out a well motivated and relevant selection of theoretical foundation for the study.
  • Select and motivate specific research methods for the study with a demonstrated understanding of the impact on the final results of the study.
  • Collect relevant information for the study with a clear connection to selected theory and methodIn a relevant way present the collected information in written format.
  • Based on selected theory and method and in scientifically correct way analyze and draw conclusions concerning the selected research problem.
  • Evaluate the scientific and practical relevance of the results.
  • Perform written communication in a linguistically and scientifically correct manner
  • Orally communicate the results of the study both to scholars in the area as well as to individuals without specific knowledge in the area.
  • Defend the results
  • Critically evaluate other studies in a constructive and scientific manner.


Contents
The student will have to
- specify the subject for the project, methods of working, problem identification etc. in a written memorandum
- write a thesis which is presented and defended at a seminar
- act as an opponent on another degree project


Realization

The work should be carried out independently, but with support from tutoring and seminars. The work should be presented in writing and defended orally at a seminar.Opposition includes presentation of the work being opposed.The thesis is presented and discussed at project seminars.  

Teaching is in English and on Internet for distance students or at campus for the students living here. IT support: Learning management system (Fronter), video conference system, e-mail and phone.


Examination

Participation in seminars.

Opposition.

Oral presentation.

Written report.

In the written report the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • Develop and formulate a relevant research problem from a selected subject in the area of digital preservation.
  • Utilize scientific studies and judge their relevance for selected problem
  • Manage different, and differences between, theoretical areas at an advanced level
  • Demonstrate a well motivated and relevant selection of theoretical foundation for the study.
  • Select and motivate specific research methods for the study with a demonstrated understanding of impact on final result of the study.
  • Collect relevant information for the study with a clear connection to selected theory and method
  • In a relevant way present the collected information in written format.
  • Based an selected theory and method and in scientifically correct way analyze and draw conclusions concerning the selected research problem.
  • Evaluate the scientific and practical relevance of the results.
  • Perform written communication in a linguistically and scientifically correct manner

In the oral presentation and opposition the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • Orally communicate the results of the study both to scholars in the area as well as to individuals without specific knowledge in the area.
  • Defend the results

In the opposition the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • Critically evaluate other studies in a constructive and scientific manner.

To pass the course the student shall participate in compulsory meetings and a total of four compulsory seminars, one for presentation and defence, one as opponent and two other seminars as decided by the supervisor. To pass the course further requires e-publishing of the thesis in accordance with the rules of LTU and that the thesis is completed no later then 12 calendar months after the course has formally ended. The student can however only utilize further supervision 6 calendar months after the course has formally ended.


Remarks
Technical Requirements: access to PC with Windows XP, microphone, Web cam and permission to install software. Internet connection (minimum 0,5 Mbps).

Examiner
Jörgen Nilsson

Literature. Valid from Spring 2012 Sp 4 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Individual literature adapted to the specific degree

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

Items/credits
NumberTypeCreditsGrade
0001Written report24.0U G VG
0002Opposition2.0U G#
0003Oral presentation2.0U G#
0004Seminars2.0U G#

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Guidelines
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