Inquiry and Evaluation Work 15 credits

Utredning- och utvärderingsarbete
First cycle, S0036A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 04 Dec 2008

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 18 Feb 2019

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Psychology or sociology 60hp and Methods in sociology I (S0047A) or Methods in Social Sciences 1 (P0045A) and Evaluation Methods (S0038A) and Basic perspectives on evaluation (S0062A) or equivalent.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
Students should after they have finished the course independently be able to:
  • orally and in written form present a research plan
  • practically perform a research project as an investigation or an evaluation
  • write a report of a research project
  • have a active part in a group project
  • analyze and orally perform a review of a research report

The course should give a familarity in developing and perform investigation or evaluation work. This is done under similar working conditions as professionals as the work is sharp projects from public or private sector. The research work is done by students in project groups. The course develops skills in writing a PM, practical investigation work with social science methods, report writing, oral presentation and a critical review of another group’s written report.

The aim of the course is to give the students a familiarity with working conditions for investigators and evaluator in public and private sector. Employers from public or private sector activities offers investigation or evaluation projects that students can choose from. The reports are written by groups of two or three students. Each project group formulates a PM about their chosen task that is presented in a seminar. The research work is supported by supervising of the teachers. Common research methods from social science is normally applied. Each group write their own report which is presented and reviewed in a seminar.

Presentation in a seminar of a research plan, active participation in a report seminar and a review of another group’s investigation or evaluation report corresponds to 3 credits. The written report corresponds to 12 credits.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Leif Berglund

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2017 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)

Burell, Kerstin & Kylén, Jan-Axel (2003) Metoder för undersökande arbete -Sju-stegsmodellen. Stockholm: Sanoma utbildning.
Eriksson, Bengt G. & Karlsson, Per-Åke (2008) Att utvärdera välfärdsarbete. Stockholm: Gothia.
Lundahl, Ulf & Skärvad, Per-Hugo (1999) Utredningsmetodik för samhällsvetare och ekonomer. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Jakobssen Krag, J. (1993) Intervju - konsten att lyssna och fråga. Lund: Studentlitteratur
Fangen, K. (2005) Deltagande observation. Liber AB. Malmö
Esaiasson, P. Gilljam M m fl (2007) Metodpraktikan - konsten att studera samhälle, individ och marknad. Stockholm: Nordstedts Juridik
Wibeck, Victoria (2010). Fokusgrupper - om fokuserade gruppintervjuer som undersökningsmetod

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0003SeminarsU G#3.00MandatoryA14
0004Written essay/evaluationU G VG *12.00MandatoryA14