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Research-based Development (5 cr)

Code: YZ00CK87-3015

General information


01.08.2024 - 31.08.2024


26.08.2024 - 18.12.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery



School of Technology

Teaching languages

  • English


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Degree programmes

  • Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology, Full Stack Software Development


  • Tuula Kotikoski


  • YTS24S1
    Master of Engineering, Degree Programme in Information Technology, Full Stack Software Development


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

Online implementation.
Sessions in Tuula's Zoom.

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

Ethical principles and ethical review in human sciences. 2020. Finnish National Board on Research Integrity.

Kananen, J. 2011. Rafting through the Thesis Process. Jyväskylä: Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences.

Responsible conduct of research and procedures for handling allegations of misconduct in Finland. 2012. Finnish National Board on Research Integrity.

Tang, H. 2021. Engineering Research. Design, Methods, and Publication. John Wiley and Sons Inc..

Teaching methods

THIS IS AN ONLINE IMPLEMENTATION with webinars approx. one per month.

Individual learning tasks: e.g. Elevator speech, essays, small reports, videos
Small group work online
Online Discussions
Recorded lectures or lectures in webinars

Employer connections

If possible, also webinars with R&D experts from the working life and alumni speakers from this degree programme.

Vaihtoehtoiset suoritustavat

You can complete the course by combining study and work, by studification. Agree on studification of the course with the lecturer in charge of the course. For more information on studification, see the degree regulations and study guide. You can get the course accredited if you have studied a similar course (Master's level) in another university.

Student workload

- Eight online webinars 16-18 h
- webinars with guest speakers if guest speakers available 0-4 h
- learning tasks 50 h
- studying the course material 72 h

Total 135 hours of student work.

Content scheduling

Online Implementation:
Presenting on the online discussion platform is a sign of your participation in the course and it can be confirmed by completing the Ethics task.
The course is modular, which means it takes 2-3 weeks to complete the materials and learning tasks of each of the five modules.

The course has 2-3 webinars in module 1 and 2 if guest speakers can be arranged

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.