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Research-based Development (5 cr)

Code: YZ00CK87-3008

General information


01.08.2024 - 24.08.2024


26.08.2024 - 18.12.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

4 op

RDI portion

2 op

Mode of delivery

20 % Face-to-face, 80 % Online learning


School of Business

Teaching languages

  • English


20 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Master's Degree Programme in Sport Business Management


  • Aila Ahonen

Teacher in charge

Aila Ahonen


  • ZJAYHS24S1
    Avoin AMK, lita, YAMK-väylät, Sport Business Management
  • YHS24S1
    Master's Degree Programme in Sport Business Management
  • YHS23S1
    Master's Degree Programme in Sport Business Management
  • YHS22S1
    Master's Degree Programme in Sport Business Management
  • YHS21S1
    Master's Degree Programme in Sport Business Management


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

Location and time


Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

Veal, A.J., Darcy, S. Research methods in sport studies and sport management, 2014, Available as an e-book in JAMK library
Booth, W. The craft of research (2016) Available as an e-book in JAMK library.
Saunders, M., Lewis, P. & Thornhill, A. Research methods for business students, 2019, 2012 and 2009 Available as an e-book in JAMK library.
Hyytinen, H. (2015). Looking beyond the obvious: Theoretical, empirical and methodological insights into critical thinking. Väitöskirja. Helsingin yliopisto.
Silverman, D. (2024). Interpreting Qualitative Data. UK: Sage.

Teaching methods

Study methods
Research-based development is an online course on Moodle learning environment. On Moodle you will find course instructions, schedules, assignments and all study materials. You will also attend Zoom webinars once a month. In webinars, you reflect and share what you have learned communally with your student peers.
You will conduct independent information gathering and apply what you have learned in learning assignments.

You will receive guidance on Moodle learning environment (e.g. question and answer forum) and webinars. You will also receive guidance from your student peers.

You will receive both qualitative and quantitative evaluation and feedback on your learning assignments. You give feedback on the course (mid-term and final feedback on the implementation).

Employer connections

Your student group forms a working life-oriented peer learning network.

International connections

During the course, you will utilise international research literature.

Vaihtoehtoiset suoritustavat

You can familiarise yourself with 17§ of Jamk's degree regulations when con-sidering the recognition and recognition of course competence based on your previously acquired competence and the objectives of the course.

Student workload

Your indicative use of time during the 5-credit course is 135 working hours, which is divided as follows:

Orientation to the course 6 h
Studying with learning materials 52 h
Completing learning assignments 66 h
Online lectures and webinars 8 h
Self-assessment and feedback 3 h

Content scheduling

2 ECTS Research operations
2 ECTS Development operations
1 ECTS Thesis process

Further information

You will receive formative and summative assessment (teacher/peer review) according to the sequencing of content and assignments. The utilisation of artificial intelligence, guidelines and possible ethical questions follow the updated Arene recommendations and Jamk's rules.

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.