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Second mandatory introductory week for new master's students at IFI

The spring semester introductory week in 2020 will take place on Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th and Friday 10th of January. There are NO lectures on Thursday, January 9th. 

All lectures will be in English, unless otherwise specified. 


Changes may occur - keep an eye on this page. 

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Tuesday, January 7th

Time Place Subject Lecturer
09:15 - 09:45 Simula Welcome and general info Ragnhild K. Runde and the student administration
09:45 - 11:00 Simula Introduction to thesis writing: Structural requirements and expectations Leif Harald Karlsen
11:00 - 12:00 - Break - fruit and coffee served
12:15 - 13:00 Simula Research methods - a continuation of the fall semester lecture Kristin Braa
13:15 - 14:00 Simula Data handling Live Håndlykken Kvale




Wednesday, January 8th 

Time Place Subject Lecturer
09:15 - 12:00 Simula

Parallel session 1:

Quantitative empirical method:

- Controlled experiments (sampling, generalization, validity, AB-experiments)
– Surveys (sampling, generalization, validity)

Dag Sjøberg and Gunnar Bergersen

Parallel session 2:

Qualitative empirical method
– Case studies
– Action Research
– Observational studies/ethnography


Kristin Braa
12:00 - 13:00 - Pizza served outside Simula
13:15 - 15:00 Simula Writing class:


writing: writing techniques and models
Academic writing centre w/Ingerid Straume



Friday, January 10th 

Time Place Subject Lecturer
10:00 - 11:00 Simula Introduction to literature search The library w/Viola Kuldvere
12:15 - 14:00 Simula Working with large documents in LaTeX Dag Langmyhr
14:15 - 15:00 Simula BibLaTeX - Reference tool for LaTeX Dag Langmyhr
12:15 - 14:00 Smalltalk EndNote - Reference tool for Word The library w/Mariann Lund



Published Nov. 1, 2019 2:16 PM - Last modified Jan. 13, 2020 3:52 PM