Research methodology for applied research

Structure Type: Course
Code: TIP0608
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: tu
Language of Instruction: English

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

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

Learning Outcomes

To provide students with the tools and skills required to understand research terminology and methodology, in order to conduct research projects typical for bachelor level.

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

General and professional basic studies during the first study year.


Research terminology. Research as a process. Defining the research problem and identifying research methods best suited for solving it. Validity and reliability. Research ethics. Writing and presenting a thesis proposal for final thesis.

Regional Impact

Students are writing their thesis proposals in order to be able to contact and cooperate with the international companies in the region.


Students are working in an international learning environment.

Recommended or Required Reading

Instructions for the final thesis at Vaasa University of Applied Sciences.
Material named by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, class discussions, assignments, report writing and presentation.

Assessment Criteria

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

Assessment Methods

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