The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)
  • 2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)

Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

3

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to present and discuss different types of qualitative methods, their background, aim and use. The aim of the second part of the course is to present and discuss different types of quantitative methods, their background, aim and use.

Learning outcomes

The student will learn to identify a research problem, define an objective and choose a suitable qualitative research method to present and analyse empirical material. The student will learn how to define a research problem, how to create a measurement instrument based on prior knowledge, how to sample respondents, and finally, how to code and analyze collected data.

Course contents

The research process and qualitative methods such as focus group-, interviewing, observation-, case studies and action research. The research process and quantitative methods such as, for instance: t-test, ANOVA, cross tabulation, correlation-, regression- and similar methods.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Third year students

Previous course names

Statistical Business Research methods (Quantitative part 2014-15), Research methodology and Seminar (Qualitative part,2cr, not Seminar part 2014-15), Research methods

Additional information

The content and the schedules will be discussed in detail during the first sessions. Qualitative methods : Christa Tigerstedt, Quantitative methods : Minna Stenius.

Recommended or required reading

Literature: Bryman, A. & Bell, E. 3rd edition, 2011 or other. Business Research Methods. London: Oxford University Press OR Bryman A.: Social Research Methods, 4th edition.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 15 hours
  • Practical exercises - 15 hours
  • Individual studies - 85 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams

Assessment requirements

To pass the course you need 50% of the max. 100 points, minimum 25 points for each part (the qualitative and the quantitative). Qualitative methodology (min. 25/50 points) as follows: online assignments and quizzes altogether min 25/50 as specified in class. Quantitative methodology (min. 25/50 points) as follows: exam minimum 15/30 points, assignments minimum 10/20 points. Assignments and online tasks have to be turned in on time.

Teacher

  • Stenius Minna
  • Tigerstedt Christa

Examiner

Tigerstedt Christa

Home page of the course

https://arcada.itslearning.com/

Group size

No limit (33 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2020-07-31

The timetable of the course

The content and the schedules will be discussed in detail during the first sessions. Qualitative methods : Christa Tigerstedt, Quantitative methods : Minna Stenius.

Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-09-06 09:30 - 11:00 B320 Methodology Kick off, course introduction Stenius Minna
Tigerstedt Christa
2019-09-12 14:30 - 16:00 E385 Methodology Stenius Minna
2019-09-17 14:30 - 16:00 E385 Methodology Stenius Minna
2019-09-26 08:30 - 10:00 E385 Methodology Stenius Minna
2019-09-27 09:30 - 12:00 B320 Methodology Tigerstedt Christa
2019-09-30 14:30 - 16:00 E385 Methodology Stenius Minna
2019-10-07 13:15 - 14:45 E385 Methodology Stenius Minna
2019-10-16 16:00 - 18:00 B320 Methodology Workshop, focus groups, 5 points Tigerstedt Christa
2019-10-18 13:00 - 14:30 E385 Methodology Stenius Minna
2019-10-25 10:00 - 12:00 B320 Methodology Agenda: method chapter and thesis structure, case study design and desk top research Tigerstedt Christa
2019-10-25 13:00 - 14:30 E385 Methodology Stenius Minna
2019-10-31 14:30 - 16:00 E385 Methodology Stenius Minna
2019-11-01 09:30 - 12:00 B320 Methodology Workshop, Method review, 5 points Tigerstedt Christa
2019-11-08 09:15 - 10:45 E385 Methodology Stenius Minna
2019-11-14 16:00 - 18:00 F143 Metodik/Methodology Exam Stenius Minna
2019-11-22 09:45 - 12:00 B320 Methodology Workshop, analysis of data, 5 points Tigerstedt Christa
2019-12-02 16:00 - 18:00 D4106 Metodik/Methodology Omtentamen 1/ Re-exam 1 Stenius Minna
2019-12-18 13:00 - 15:00 D4107-08 Metodik/Methodology Omtentamen 2/ Re-exam 2 Stenius Minna

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