The course takes place in period

  • 3 (2020-01-01 to 2020-03-22)
  • 4 (2020-03-23 to 2020-07-31)

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. And, in the end the student should feel confident to use the methods taught in the own bachelor thesis research, i.e. the student can do BA level thesis research and can do small scale business reporting with the help of research.

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 brainstorming, focus group-, interviewing, observation-, case studies and action research. The research process and quantitative methods such as: chi square, correlation-, regression-, factor-, cluster-, mds-, conjoint and similar methods.

Previous course names

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

Additional information

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

Recommended or required reading

Literature: Bryman, A. & Bell, E. 3rd edition, 2011 or other. Business Research Methods. London: Oxford University Press AND other relevant material added by the lecturer

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-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations on time (deadlines): Exercises in class and online (examinations include written examination tests, demonstrations and presentations, reports and productions, essays, and also presence at specified occasions) The examinations contribute to the final grade as follows: Quantitative part's examination 50% and qualitative part's examination 50%. Max 100 points can be obtained and min 50 points is a grade 1, 90-100 points grade 5. 25 points from each part a the minmum requirement.

Teacher

  • Stenius Minna
  • Tigerstedt Christa
  • Åvall Ann-Kristin

Examiner

Tigerstedt Christa

Home page of the course

https://arcada.itslearning.com/

Group size

No limit (29 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

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

2019-12-24 to 2020-02-03

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2020-02-04 15:30 - 17:00 B320 Methodology Kick off and course introduction Stenius Minna
Tigerstedt Christa
2020-02-07 10:15 - 11:45 E385 Methodology Stenius Minna
2020-02-14 08:30 - 10:00 E385 Methodology Stenius Minna
2020-02-17 13:15 - 14:45 E385 Methodology Stenius Minna
2020-02-24 15:00 - 16:30 E385 Methodology Stenius Minna
2020-02-28 12:00 - 14:00 B320 Methodology Tigerstedt Christa
2020-03-06 12:30 - 14:00 E385 Methodology Stenius Minna
2020-03-20 10:30 - 12:00 E385 Methodology Stenius Minna
2020-03-26 09:15 - 12:00 Methodology Interview and observation. No session in class. Material will open up in its. Kicks off in Zoom at 9.15: https://arcada.zoom.us/j/7567553130 Tigerstedt Christa
2020-03-27 10:30 - 12:00 E385 Methodology Stenius Minna
2020-04-06 15:00 - 17:30 Methodology Focus groups. Session will be held in Zoom. In two groups: 15-16 and 16.30-17.30. I will add a registration for this.Zoom: https://arcada.zoom.us/j/7567553130 Tigerstedt Christa
2020-04-08 14:45 - 16:15 E385 Methodology Stenius Minna
2020-04-20 13:15 - 14:45 E385 Methodology Stenius Minna
2020-04-28 09:15 - 12:00 Methodology Analysis lab in its and Zoom Tigerstedt Christa
2020-05-04 15:00 - 16:30 E385 Methodology/Metodik - Exam in quantitative methods /Tentamen i kvantitativa metoder Stenius Minna
2020-05-05 12:45 - 15:30 Methodology Tigerstedt Christa
2020-05-11 15:00 - 16:30 E385 Methodology/Metodik - Re-exam 1 in quantitative methods /Omtentamen 1 i kvantitativa metoder Stenius Minna
2020-05-18 15:00 - 16:30 E385 Methodology/Metodik - Re-exam 2 in quantitative methods /Omtentamen 2 i kvantitativa metoder Stenius Minna

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