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Research Methodology and Reporting

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: TTKA0804
Curriculum: TK 2020
Level: Bachelor of Business Administration
Year of Study: 3 (2022-2023)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 4 cr
Responsible Teacher: Rajala, Päivi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2022-2023

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3003TK2020-3A, TK2020-3B2022-08-22 – 2023-04-30Pia Liedes, Päivi RajalaFinnish2022-08-01 – 2022-09-06

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2023-2024.

Learning Outcomes

The student is able to do research in ICT field, becomes acquainted with thesis work and research methods. The student chooses the topic of the thesis, chooses a suitable research approach and research methods. The student plans and implements his / her thesis as far as possible and follows 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.


Topic Selection
Research Process and Methods
Data collection methods
Theoretical framework
Research plan
Thesis process

Regional Impact

The clients of the thesis are the region's companies.


Some clients of thesis are from the international companies.

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.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, exercises, independent study, personal quidance, Workshops

Assessment Criteria

5 = the student has chosen his / her own topic and his / her thesis report has progressed excellently. He / She knows excellent research methods and reporting.
3 = the student has chosen his / her own topic and made a research plan. The thesis report has progressed. He / She knows well research methods and reporting.
1 = the student understands research methods and the basics of research work. The plan of own thesis is done.

Assessment Methods