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Research Methodology and Reporting

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: TLA0907
Curriculum: TK 2024
Level: Bachelor of Business Administration
Year of Study: 3 (2026-2027)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Sabel, Thomas
Language of Instruction: Finnish

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Learning Outcomes

The student is able to collect and analyze empirical data for his/her own study. The student is able to draw scientific conclusions based on the data and theoretical framework and assess the validity of his/her own research. The student is able to produce factual texts based on scientific writing norms.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 81 h
Lectures 27 h.
Independent studies 52 h.
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Research methods and applied research

Contents

Empirical data collection, analysis and interpretation of empirical data, assessment of the validity of research. Writing and finishing a report.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Kniivilä, S., Lindblom-Ylänne, S. & Mäntynen, A. (2007). Tiede ja teksti. Tehoa ja taitoa tutkielman kirjoittamiseen. Helsinki: WSOY.

Assessment Criteria

5 The student is able to carefully, and according to scientific praxis, collect and analyze empirical data suitable for his/her own study. The student is able to draw multi-faceted scientific conclusions based on the data and theoretical framework and to evaluate the validity of his/her own research variedly and critically. The student is able to produce good factual text following the norms of scientific writing.
3 The student is able to, according to scientific praxis, collect and analyze empirical data suitable for his/her own study. The student is able to draw scientific conclusions based on the data and theoretical framework and to evaluate the validity of his/her own research. The student is able to produce good factual text following the norms of scientific writing.
1 The student is able to collect and analyze empirical data suitable for his/her own study. The student is able to draw justifiable conclusions based on the data and theoretical framework and to evaluate the validity of his/her own research. The student is able to produce factual text following the norms of scientific writing.

Assessment Methods

Choice of method, data collection and analyses, interpretation of the results and reliability evaluation 67%. Evaluation of text produced by the student 33 %.


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