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Research II

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SAPA0702
Type: Compulsory / Basic Studies
Curriculum: SA 2016V
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 3 (2019)
Credits: 6 cr
Responsible Teacher: Saikkonen, Sanna
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Year 2019

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
1S-SA-3VK2019-01-07 – 2019-06-02Ahti Nyman, Eija Kalliokoski, Kerstin SiegfridsFinnish2018-12-10 – 2019-01-14
2S-SA-3A, S-SA-3B2019-09-02 – 2019-12-22Ahti Nyman, Kerstin Siegfrids, Pia LiedesFinnish2019-08-19 – 2019-09-09

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2019-2020.

Learning Outcomes

The students knows
- Basics of scientific research methods and justufy their use
- How to evaluate scientific research reports from sciens' principles perspective
- How to Evaluate research method's ethics and validity
- The phases of the process to write research raport

Student's Workload

Amount of work altogether 162 h, of which 66 h of contact hours and 96 h of independent study.
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Research I


Qualitative research 2 ects
Quantitative research 2 ects
Reseach communications 2 ects

Regional Impact

Looking the local area from research perspective


Become acquainted with international research method literature and research publications and make good use of them

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material pointed out by the lecturer

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, exercises, network studies

Assessment Criteria

Grade 1: the student knows
- How to use statistical and qualitative research methods under guidance
- How to write scientific text under guidance; the structure, style and language are on sufficient level

Grade 3: the student knows
- How to apply and utilize statistical and qualitative research methods
- Write scientific text using references; the structure, style and language are on good level

Grade 5: the student knows
- How to apply and analyze statistical and qualitative research methods
- Write versatile scientific text using diverce reange of references ; the structure, style and language are on excellent level

Assessment Methods

Active participation, passing the given assignments. Grading scale (0–5).