Department of Informatics

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Information Systems Research Methods

INFN01, Information Systems, 7.5 ECTS credits

The course is offered on the Master's programme in Information Systems and as a freestanding course.

Course description

The course on IS Research Methods provides knowledge about dominant research methods and approaches in the field of Information Systems. It offers a discussion of the basics of scientific research in IS, the debate among the 'qualitatives' and the 'quantitatives', a wide range of data collection methods and analysis, foundational research philosophies, design science research in IS,  scientific quality and research ethics, and research writing. 

The ultimate aim of the course is to help students in selecting and using appropriate research methods and theoretical frameworks in the empirical research process. Knowledge developed in this course is therefore vital for the master thesis work. 

The course includes lectures, guest lectures by known IS scholars, interactive discussion seminars, and workshops. The examination is based on student group work during the seminars which involves student-led lectures and literature summaries as well as writing a final research proposal.

COURSE director

Osama Mansour
Associate professor
Phone: +46 46 222 33 84
Room: EC2-235

Osama Mansour

Additional information

Course syllabus, in English
Course syllabus, in Swedish

Reading list for Autumn 2023

Advanced level
Teaching language: English
Offered: Autumn semester


Schedules for all our courses are published electronically in TimeEdit.

You find instructions how to search for your course schedule in the pdf-document TimeEdit - find your schedule.