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Research and Development (5 cr)

Code: ZZPP0620-3118

General information


Enrollment

01.11.2022 - 05.01.2023

Timing

09.01.2023 - 19.05.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Online learning

Unit

School of Technology

Campus

Main Campus

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Seats

0 - 20

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Logistics

Teachers

  • Henri Kervola

Teacher in charge

Henri Kervola

Groups

  • TLS19KM
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Logistics
  • LOGRAKVERKKO
    Logistiikan ja rakentamisen verkko-opetus
  • TLS20KM
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Logistics
  • ZJATLS22SMM
    Avoin amk, Logistiikka, Monimuoto
  • TLS21KMM
    Logistiikan tutkinto-ohjelma (AMK)
  • TLS22KMM
    Logistiikan tutkinto-ohjelma (AMK)
  • TLS22SMM
    Logistiikka - tutkinto-ohjelma (AMK)

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

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

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

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

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

Yin, R. K. 2018. Case study research and applications : design and methods. Los Angeles: SAGE

Stolt, M. & Axelin, A. & Suhonen, R. 2015 tai uudempi painos. Kirjallisuuskatsaus hoitotieteessä. Turun yliopisto 2. korjattu painos

Toikko, T. & Rantanen, T. 2009. Tutkimuksellinen kehittämistoiminta. Tampere: Tampereen yliopistopaino Oy. eKirjana TamPub- julkaisuissa http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-44-7732-4

Ojasalo, K. Moilanen, T. & Ritalahti, J. 2015. Kehittämistyön menetelmät. Uudenlaista osaamista liiketoimintaan. Helsinki: WSOYpro. (soveltuvin osin)

Hyvä tieteellinen käytäntö ja sen loukkausepäilyjen käsitteleminen Suomessa. 2013. Tutkimuseettisen neuvottelukunnan ohje 2012. www.tenk.fi

Ihmiseen kohdistuvan tutkimuksen eettiset periaatteet ja ihmistieteiden eettinen ennakkoarviointi Suomessa. Tutkimuseettisen neuvottelukunnan ohje. 2019. https://tenk.fi/fi/eettinen-ennakkoarviointi-ihmistieteissa

Teaching methods

The implementation is intended for distance learning students in logistics. Implementation includes virtual contacts, learning assignments and the submission of a thesis topic proposal.

Student workload

One credit corresponds to an average of 27 hours of work, which means that the load of five credits is approximately 135 hours. The load is distributed in different ways depending on the course implementation.

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.