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Learning outcomes of the course
The student is able to identify development needs and problem areas in his/her own field of study and work, and knows how to design a research & development project and implement it. He/she knows how to use reliable information from various sources. The student is able to apply professional knowledge in and choose appropriate research & development methods and practices.
- Process and procedures for the thesis
- Thesis topic and statement of the thesis problem as as a proposal
- Drafting and presentation of the thesis plan
- Source-critical information retrieval
- Academic writing and the formulation of a theoretical framework
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Sufficient familiarity with one's own professional field and research and development methods.
Assessment criteria - grade 1 and 2
• is able to identify development needs and problem areas in his/her own field of study and work in cooperation with working life
• develops an appropriate research & development project into a thesis by applying information, methods and behavioral skills acquired from the field
• knows how to retrieve, process and critically evaluate information, theories, concepts, methods and principles from his/her own field
• is able to compile a research-based body of knowledge and cite sources in accordance with JAMK's instructions
• is able to apply professional expertise to and select appropriate research & development methods and practices for his/her research & development work
• is capable of taking responsibility for group learning and knowledge sharing
The thesis is evaluated summatively following its completion and presentation, on a five-point scale according to thesis-specific criteria: 5 (Excellent), 4 (Very good), 3 (Good), 2 (Satisfactory) and 1 (Adequate).
Assessment methods are based on learning objectives. Assessment is qualitative, based on a criteria and the student's self-assessment plays an important role in it.
The learning outcomes of individual courses are assessed in relation to the objectives of the course concerned. Unless otherwise defined in the curriculum, a course accepted as completed is assessed either on the following five-step scale: 5 (Excellent), 4 (Very Good), 3 (Good), 2 (Satisfactory), 1 (Sufficient) or it is graded as Pass/Fail, marked as “S (Pass)” and “0 (Fail)”.
If the student does not meet the minimum criteria set for the course, the grade is 0 (Fail).