Research Work I

Structure Type: Course
Code: SSAA0901
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 4.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Nyman, Ahti
Teacher Team: Ranta, Mikko
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
S-SA-2010   2 spring   4.0   2012-01-09   2012-06-18  
S-SA-2010V   2 spring   4.0   2012-01-09   2012-06-18  
S-SA-2011   2 spring   4.0   2013-01-05   2013-06-18  
S-SA-2012   2 spring   4.0        
S-SA-2012V   2 spring   4.0        
S-SA-2013   2 spring   4.0        
SA-2014   2 spring   4.0        
SA-2014V   2 spring   4.0        
SA-2015   2 spring   4.0        
SA-2016   2 spring   4.0        

Learning Outcomes

The characteristics of every day life information processing and scientific thinking, scientific research as a channel for producing and mediating information, evaluation of information usability, basic abilities to start a thesis. Mastering the mathematical methods that are needed in statistical research.

Student's Workload

Contact hours and web study 56 h, independent study and exercises 56 h. The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.


Rules of processing everyday life information, science and non-science, philosophy of science, scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, validity, research plan, percentage calculation, progression, functions and equations. Mathematical methods in excel.

Recommended or Required Reading

Lectures, web material, articles.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, web studies, articles, exercises and independent study

Assessment Criteria

Making a research plan independently.
Describing the features of scientific thinking with examples
Knows how to apply the mathematical methods discussed in the course
Making a research plan
Describing the features of scientific thinking
Knows how to use the mathematical methods discussed in the course
Making a research plan with guidance
Understanding scientific thinking
Have the basic information of the mathematical methods discussed in the course

Assessment Methods

Numeric evaluation.