Research methods and development activities

Structure Type: Course
Code: IRJ0105
Type: Compulsory
Level: Master
Credits: 2.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Naaranoja, Marja
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
I-RJ-2013   1 autumn   2.0        
I-RJ-2015   1 autumn   2.0        

Learning Outcomes

The stduent is familiar with various research methods and knows how to choose a correct quantitative, qualitative or procedural method for a research and development project. The student can plan a research and development process as a project.

Student's Workload

The student's workload 54 h of which scheduled 16 h.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies required.


Research and development processes. Quantitative, qualitative and procedural research. Combining reaserach and development. Project sturcture and reporting. Evaluation of results.

Recommended or Required Reading

Material will announced at the begining of the study period.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Blended learning, lectures and assignments

Assessment Criteria

Assessment on scale 1-5.

Assessment Methods

Written assignments, drawing up a thesis plan and its presentation.