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Research Methods and Applied Sciences

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: TLA0906
Curriculum: TK 2023
Level: Bachelor of Business Administration
Year of Study: 2 (2024-2025)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Rajala, Päivi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2024-2025

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3017LT2022-3K2024-08-19 – 2024-10-18Teemu MyllyläFinnish2024-07-30 – 2024-09-03
3018LT2022-3M2024-08-19 – 2024-10-18 Finnish2024-07-30 – 2024-09-03
3019LT2022-3O, LT2022-3W2024-08-19 – 2024-10-18Marjo NyströmFinnish2024-07-30 – 2024-09-03
3020LT2022-3T2024-08-19 – 2024-10-18Riikka MäkeläFinnish2024-07-30 – 2024-09-03
3021TK2023-2A, TK2023-2B2025-01-06 – 2025-04-29Päivi RajalaFinnish2024-11-29 – 2025-01-09
3023LT2022V-3T2024-08-19 – 2024-10-18Riikka MäkeläFinnish 

Taking the course in advance? See the courses during the academic year 2023-2024.

Learning Outcomes

A student is able to examine phenomena related to his own field theoretically and practically. The student understands the role of the theoretical background as a part of the research or development process. Based on the research problem the student knows how to choose usable research methods, theory and can plan empirical research taking into account the goals of the research and the available resources.

The student knows how to choose a data collection method suitable for the collection of research data. The student knows the main qualitative and quantitative research methods and knows how to apply methods in the research of his own field. The student knows how to search for and select sources relevant to the theory of the research and mark source references and bibliography appropriately in the text. The student takes into account research ethics principles and knows the basic principles of scientific reporting.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 81 h
Lectures and exercises 24 h
Independent work 57 h
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Research methods and statistics / Statistics

Contents

Research process
Research methods
Research statement and research questions
Theory and source
Data acquisition and analysis methods
Philosophy of science and research ethics
Research plan

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Hirsjärvi, S., Remes, P. & Sajavaara, P. (2007). Tutki ja kirjoita. Tammi.
Other material named by teacher

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and assignments

Assessment Criteria

Research plan and Exercises

Assessment Methods

Evaluation criteria
5 A student is able to choose appropriate research methods based on the research problem. The student is able to plan an empirical research taking into account the objectives of the research and the available resources. The student is able to choose a theory and data collection method suitable for his research. The student knows the research methods excellently and knows how to apply them.
3 The student is able to choose appropriate research methods based on the research problem. The student is able to plan an empirical research taking into account the objectives of the study and the available resources. The student is able to choose a theory and data collection method suitable for his research. The student knows well research methods and how to apply them.
1 / Passed The student knows how to choose appropriate research methods and knows how to choose a theory and data collection method suitable for his research.


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