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Research I

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SAPA0701
Curriculum: SA 2018 / 2018V
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 2 (2019-2020 / 2020)
Semester: Spring / Autumn
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Saikkonen, Sanna
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Year 2020

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
4S-SA-2A2020-01-06 – 2020-05-24Ahti NymanFinnish2019-12-16 – 2020-01-14
5S-SA-2B2020-01-06 – 2020-05-24Ahti NymanFinnish2019-12-16 – 2020-01-14
3001SA2019-2A2020-08-24 – 2021-06-20Ahti NymanFinnish2020-08-17 – 2020-09-11
3002SA2019-2B2020-08-01 – 2021-06-20Ahti NymanFinnish2020-08-17 – 2021-01-10
3003SA2018V-23K2020-08-24 – 2020-12-20Ahti NymanFinnish2020-08-17 – 2020-09-11

Learning Outcomes

The student knows
• the criterions of science
• how to evaluate the credibility and reaiability of knowledge
• the principles of doing research

Student's Workload

Amount of work altogether 81 h, of which 24 h of contact hours and 57 h of independent study.
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.


Everyday thinking, science, the phases of the research process, research approaches

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
- the criterions of science
- the requirements of a thesis
Grade 3: the student knows
- how to search knowledge with the criterion of science
- how to formulate research question in guidance
Grade 5: the student knows
- how to apply the knowledge basis of the field
- how to independently formulate research question to solve the research question in hands

Assessment Methods

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