Research methodology and reporting

Structure Type: Course
Code: TIP0606
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Lautamäki, Satu
Language of Instruction: English

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
IB-2015   3 spring   3.0        
IB-2016   3 spring   3.0        
IB-2017   3 spring   3.0        

Learning Outcomes

The main objective is to develop students' reporting skills to a level required by the bachelor thesis.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 81 h
-of which scheduled studies 39 h
-of which autonomous studies: 42 h
The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Business English

Contents

Students will learn to analyze academic texts and to understand why and how to cite and refer to academic sources. Students will be able to produce clear and logic professional business topics in an appropriate writing style and can summarize information from different academic sources. They will revise grammar, spelling and punctuation and get acquainted with the specific features of the academic writing style.

Regional Impact

Students are learning basic research skills to use when writing theses for companies operating within the region

Internationality

Students are working within an international learning environment, academic research is international in nature.

Recommended or Required Reading

Material recommended by the teacher

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Individual assignments, presentations, class discussions

Assessment Criteria

Assessment means pass/fail. In order to pass the course, the student has to attend the scheduled studies (100 % participation), actively participate in class activities and complete the required assignments.

Assessment Methods

Completed assignments. Mandatory Participation, Assessment - pass/fail.

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