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Research Methodology and Reporting

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: TTKA0804
Type: Compulsory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: TK 2018
Level: Bachelor of Business Administration
Year of Study: 3 (2020-2021)
Credits: 4 cr
Responsible Teacher: Rajala, Päivi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2020-2021

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3001TK2018-3A, TK2018-3B2020-08-24 – 2021-05-02Pia Liedes, Päivi RajalaFinnish2020-08-17 – 2020-09-11

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Learning Outcomes

The student is able to do research in ICT field, and can the process of thesis work and research methods. The student chooses the topic of the thesis, chooses a suitable research approach and research method. The student plans and implements his / her thesis as far as possible and knows the instructions of the VAMK thesis. The student learns research reporting and language management.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course 108 h.


Research structure and reporting
Research process and research methods
Research and data collection methods
Theoretical framework
Preparation of a research plan
Thesis process

Regional Impact

The commissioners of the thesis ate the region's businesses in the ICT- and energy sector.


The course content takes into account the region's businesses, as well as the specific features of international trade.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

- Vaasa University of Applied Sciences. Instructions for the thesis.
- Hirsjärvi, S., Remes P., Sajavaara P. 2000. Tutki ja kirjoita. Kirjayhtymä.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Materials, Zoom webinars, exercises, independent study, personal quidance, Workshops

Assessment Criteria

5 = the student understands excellent the research work and can apply research methods excellent in practice in his thesis

3 = the student understands well the basics about research and can apply learned issues in practice his thesis

1 = the student understands some basics about research

Assessment Methods