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Research-based Development (5 cr)

Code: YZ00CK87-3007

General information


01.08.2024 - 24.08.2024


26.08.2024 - 18.12.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery



School of Business


Main Campus

Teaching languages

  • English


20 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Master's Degree Programme in International Business Management


  • Murat Akpinar

Teacher in charge

Murat Akpinar


  • ZJAYBB24S1
    Avoin AMK, lita, YAMK-väylät, International Business Management
  • YBB24S1
    Master of Business Administration, DP in International Business Management
  • YBB23S1
    Master of Business Administration, DP in International Business Management
  • YBB22S1
    Master's Degree Programme in International Business
  • YBB21S1
    Master's Degree Programme in International Business
  • 06.09.2024 14:00 - 20:00, Research-based Development YZ00CK87-3007
  • 07.09.2024 09:00 - 14:00, Research-based Development YZ00CK87-3007
  • 15.11.2024 14:00 - 20:00, Research-based Development YZ00CK87-3007
  • 16.11.2024 09:00 - 14:00, Research-based Development YZ00CK87-3007


Purpose of the course
The purpose of this course is to understand the meaning of research-based development and to get one's own toolkit for development activities

Proactive development
Learning to learn

Learning outcomes
After completing this course, you will understand the difference between scientific research and research-based development. You understand the principles of research-based development and its methodological starting points. You know the process of research-based development. You master and are able to apply some working life development methods in development activities at your field of practice. You understand the importance of research ethics and good scientific practice in research-based development.


The starting points and methodology of research-based development
Research ethics and the responsible conduct of research
Process and management of research-based development
Research and development methods, data collection and data analysis
Assessment as part of research-based development

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

Saunders, M., Lewis, P., & Thornhill, A. (2007). Research methods for business students. Pearson.

Jamk thesis guide.

Teaching methods

Blended learning: You will combine face-to-face learning in the classroom with independent study. Face-to-face learning happens in the classroom with lectures, tutoring for the extended research plan assignment, and group work. The independent study covers the research plan and data management plan assignments that you will do individually in line with your selected thesis topic.

Employer connections

There is no internship. The thesis topic can be a development project at your workplace.

Exam schedules

There is no exam.

Vaihtoehtoiset suoritustavat

You have the right to apply for recognition of your studies if you have prior learning (e.g. university studies completed elsewhere) that can be accredited towards the degree you are currently completing.

The recognition of prior learning is possible in three primary ways: accreditation (replacement or inclusion), recognition of informal learning and studification. More precise info: JAMK Degree Regulations, section 17.

Student workload

Lectures 22 hours
Preparing for the lectures 22 hours
Individual assignments 91 hours

Content scheduling

4 contact sessions in autumn 2024: 7.9 (14-20), 8.9 (9-14), 15.11 (14-20), 16.11 (9-14)

Further information

The assessment will be based on your research plan, data management plan, and active participation.

Evaluation scale


Arviointikriteerit, tyydyttävä (1-2)


Assessment criteria, approved/failed

You are able to compare the differences and similarities between research-based development and academic research. You are able to analyse development processes and methods suitable for your development topic, and reflect on and assess their suitability with the help of literature. You understand the significance of research ethics in research-based development. You can develop a topic proposal for your thesis.

Further information

The course can be studied by using studification combiningn study & work in accordance with the JAMK Degree regulation 17 § the guidelines for identifying and recognizing competence and the JAMK processes.