The course is included in these curricula and study modules


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the student has basic knowledge in research methods and is able to apply these.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to on a basic level
- show knowledge and understanding of methodological concepts in science, designs, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analyze methods
- read, analyze and critically examine scientific articles, reports and essays published in Swedish, Finnish and English.
- apply current research results in studies, practical training and thesis
- show knowledge of research ethical principles

Course contents

- The research process
- Designs in quantitative and qualitative research
- Questionnaire, interview and observation as data collection mehtods
- Statistics
- Content analysis
- Research ethics
- Critical review of scientific articles, reports and essays
- Data collection and analysis
- Scientific writing

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Recommended or required reading

Hassmén N., Hassmén P.: Idrottsvetenskapliga forskningsmetoder

Backman, J. 1998. Rapporter och uppsatser. Lund: Studentlitteratur

DePoy, E. 1999. Forskning: en introduktion. Lund: Studentlitteratur

Study activities

  • Lectures - 43 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 20 hours
  • Project work and productions - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 50 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 70 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 63 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Essays


Kukkonen Göta


Kukkonen Göta

Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Essays

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