The course is included in these curricula and study modules
Type of course
Cycle/level of course
Recommended year of study
Total number of ECTS
The aim of the course is to help the student
to perform a thesis which fulfills the
qualitative and ethical requirements of technical or economic
At the end of the course the student is expected
to be able to select a suitable research
method for his/her thesis work, and to plan,
implement and report his/her work according to
the chosen method.
Hot research topics. Test series planning.
Quantitative methods, i.e. customer satisfaction
and price testing. Qualitative methods, i.e.
expert interviews and focus groups. Case studies and
intervention. Ethics and human aspects. Obtaining and and
crunching measurement data. Research plans, how to make
and use them.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
The course is intended for students who plan to
start their thesis work within a year.
Previous course names
The course is held jointly for programs within
Arcada technology and economics, as an
introduction to the program-specific thesis
The course is held in English but it is OK to put questions in
Swedish, and to write reports and exams in Swedish
Recommended or required reading
Selected thesis works. Books and articles
according to recommendations by the lecturers.
- Lectures - 20 hours
- Practical exercises - 20 hours
- Individual studies - 20 hours
- Total workload of the course: 60 hours
- Of which autonomous studies: 60 hours
- Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours
Mode of Delivery
Participation in tuition
Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
Assignments submitted within deadline and approved.
Home page of the course
Assignments valid until
Until further notice
The timetable of the course
Date will be announced later - Reports and productions