TDDC34 Technical, economical and societial evaluation of IT-products
The examination of this course is divided into two parts: Seminars and a project. (source, LiTH Study Guide)
Seminars (3 ECTS)In this course there are six seminars in total. During seminar one to five, issues related to the selected literature will be discussed and analyzed. The practical use of the literate in the project is a crucial issue. All the students are asked to actively participate during the seminars through questions, comments, reflections, and analysis. The last seminar is focused on the project.
Passing requirements for seminar 1 - 5To pass the seminars you have to:
- Send at least two questions you consider important to discuss during the seminars. Please observe that the questions have to be related to the literature selected
- Participate actively during the seminars.
- After the seminar, and no later than 24 hours after the seminars, each student submits a self-reflection paper, no longer than a 2 A-4, about the issues discussed in the seminar. In the reflection paper you have to comment at least two questions of general interest. Please observe that this is an individual task.
Deadlines seminar 2 - 4
The questions must be submitted to the course examiner no later than 48 hours prior to the seminars (see the timetable).
The self-reflection papers must be submitted no later than 24 hours after the seminar
Passing requirements seminar 6 (Final seminar)During the final seminar each group is asked to give written and verbal feedback (opposition) on three groups' projects. To obtain a passing grade for the final seminar you have to
- Submit the written feedback (opposition).
- Present the most important feedback verbally.
- Defend your own project report verbally.
Remember that an opposition is an opportunity to give and receive feedback to improve your report!
Deadline seminar 6
Each group must submit their written feedback no later than 1PM on October 11.
Project (3 ECTS)The project shall be presented in a written report (see instructions about the requirements of the project under âProjectâ).
Grading of project reportFrom the project each student can obtain one of the grades 3, 4 or 5. Grading requirements for each grade is presented below. Note that the grading requirements are cumulative and that you need to fulfill all requirements for a lower grade in order to obtain the higher grade. Please observe that the grades are individual-based.
In order to obtain grade 3:
- The group shall submit a written project of the final version of the report.
- The report shall be written in English.
- The report must show how the chosen methods to perform the evaluations have been used. Observe that the chosen methods have to be used and applied in a correct manner to get credits.
- A clear an specific aim have to be identified.
- You have to deliver information about which kind of evaluation you perform.
- The course literature have to be used.
- The students have to search and apply complementary literature of relevance for the project.
- The report shall be between 5 000 and 7 500 words long.
- Please observe that you are not allowed to use alternative evaluation models. You have to use and apply the course literature.
In order to obtain grade 4:
- For grade 4, you need to do all points for grade 3 plus the following:
- The group shall submit a written report according to the requirements for a grade 3 no later than the given deadline (See the schedule on the course home page).
- The report has to be written in a consistent manner. The analysis has to show the results are consistent with the theoretical framework and the results have to be stated in a clear manner. The reader has to be able to understand the connection between the aim and the results as well as be able to follow the rational of the report.
- A list of references have to be added.
In order to obtain grade 5:
- For grade 5, you need to do all points for grade 3 and 4 plus the following:
- The authors show the analytic capacity to connect the framework with the results and conclusions. References have to be selected in a manner that they are relevant for the study and they have to support the consistency of the results, the methodology to perform the study has to be transparent and accurately described.
- The report shall be written in good English. The authors must also write the report in such a manner that it is easy for a reader to understand the core of the study, the method applied, the obtained results, benefits and constrains of the methods, etc. It is also important to communicate the main results of your project in a structured manner. Please use, if needed, explanatory pictures or tables and do not forget to refer to the sourced you have used in your project.
Deadlines project report
The final report must be submitted to the course examiner and the course assistants no later than the time stipulated in the schedule. You need, however, to contact your opponents and decide together with them how and when you will deliver your report.
Remember that at the end of the course all the students have to submit a self-reflection report of max 4 A4 pages, indicating:
a) Their specific contribution to the project
b) Individual learning outcomes
c) Quantity of working hours dedicated to the project (at an individual basis)
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Last updated: 2012-09-05