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Research and Development (5 cr)

Code: ZZPP0620-3072

General information


Enrollment

01.11.2022 - 05.01.2023

Timing

09.01.2023 - 19.05.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face

Unit

School of Business

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Team Academy

Teachers

  • Anu Manner
  • Tero Lehtinen
  • Kimmo Aho
  • Tapu Holttinen
  • Janne Roiha
  • Jaana Larsson

Groups

  • HTA20S1
    Tiimiakatemian tutkinto-ohjelma

Objective

Purpose of the course
The purpose of the course is to familiarise the student with the basics of development and research activities and support the writing of the bachelor's thesis.

Course competences:
Ethical competence
Internationalisation and communications competence
Learning and information management competence

EUR-ACE accredited degree programmes
Investigations and information retrieval
Engineering practice
Communication and team-working

Course learning outcomes
As a student, you are familiar with the different stages involved in research and development processes supporting your thesis, the required approaches to research and development and the most common options for data collection and analysis. You are able to choose a development or research approach and methods (data collection and analysis methods) that are suitable to your thesis. You are familiar with JAMK’s thesis process and are able to prepare a thesis topic proposal and plan in which you justify the methodological choices you made. You are familiar with the research ethics governing thesis preparation and act in accordance with it and the principles of good scientific practice.

Content

Research process (research setting: research problem, research question, research approach, data collection and analysis methods, reliability review, open science)

The generic structure of a thesis, evaluation criteria and exercises on evaluating completed theses

Research ethics and good scientific or artistic practice

Integrative literature review
- Problem identification, location of studies, data collection from individual studies, evaluation of the studies and data analysis

Qualitative research:
- the most common qualitative data collection methods, analysis methods, reliability review

Quantitative research:
- data collection (existing or self-collected data, questionnaire), measuring scales, sampling, data analysis methods (indicators, direct distribution, cross-tabulation, statistical tests, reliability of results)

Research-based development
- setting development problems / questions, choosing development methods, data collection and analysis, assessing the reliability of research and development activities

Preparation of a thesis topic proposal

Location and time

No regular online meetings.

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

Eskola, J. & Suoranta, J. 2014 tai uudempi painos. Johdatus laadulliseen tutkimukseen. Tampere: Vastapaino.
TAI

Tuomi, J.& Sarajärvi, A. 2018. Laadullinen tutkimus ja sisällön analyysi. Tammi.
TAI

Metsämuuronen, J. (toim.) 2006. Laadullisen tutkimuksen käsikirja. Helsinki: International Methelp.

JA

Metsämuuronen, J. 2011. Tutkimuksen tekemisen perusteet ihmistieteissä: Opiskelijalaitos. 2. laitos (4. laitoksen pohjalta). Helsinki: International Methelp.
TAI

Vilkka, H. 2007. tai uudempi painos. Tutki ja mittaa: määrällisen tutkimuksen perusteet. Helsinki: Tammi.
TAI

Kananen, J. 2011. Kvantti: Kvantitatiivisen opinnäytetyön kirjoittamisen käytännön opas. Jyväskylän amk:n julkaisuja 118.

Teaching methods

Online course consisting of eight themes.
Each of the themes includes individual assignments.
Manner of performance: independent assignments and an exam.

Manner of guidance:
Compulsory starting for all.
Online learning activities and guidance on Moodle.

Exam schedules

The exam needs to be done during the course. Failed exam can be re-sit twice.

Vaihtoehtoiset suoritustavat

Crediting of the previous studies or competence is possible regarding to JAMK practicalities.

Student workload

Starting session 1 h
Independent study and assignments 124 h
Getting set for the exam and the exam 10 h
Total 135 h

Content scheduling

The course has eight themes. The duration of each themes is approximately a week. Each theme includes learning material and activities.

Further information

Course replaces former course ZZPP0610.

Evaluation scale

0-5

Arviointikriteerit, tyydyttävä (1-2)

Adequate 1
The student is familiar with the steps involved in the development and research process. They know how to obtain research knowledge concerning their own area of development or research. The student knows some key research and development methods and is able to describe the differences between them. The student is familiar with the ethical principles and principles of good scientific practice related to the thesis. The student acts in compliance with them.

Satisfactory 2
The student is able to obtain knowledge concerning their own area of development or research. They recognise possibilities for applying development and research methods. The student is familiar with the ethical principles and principles of good scientific practice related to the thesis. The student acts in compliance with them.

Arviointikriteerit, hyvä (3-4)

Good 3
The student is able to independently obtain and assess knowledge concerning their own area of development or research. They are able to choose a development or research method suitable for their thesis. The student is familiar with the ethical principles and principles of good scientific practice related to the thesis. The student acts in compliance with them.

Very good 4
The student is able to independently obtain and critically assess knowledge concerning their own area of development or research. The student is able to choose a development or research approach and method suitable for their thesis and justify their choice. The student is familiar with the ethical principles and principles of good scientific practice related to the thesis. The student acts in compliance with them.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Excellent 5
The student is able to obtain knowledge concerning their area of development or research and is capable of source criticism.
They are able to analyse the differences between different development and research methods and justify the choice of development or research methods for their thesis. The student is familiar with the ethical principles and principles of good scientific practice related to the thesis. The student acts in compliance with them.