The course is included in these curricula and study modules

Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

Swedish

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 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.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Third year students

Previous course names

None

Additional information

Principles for evaluation is informed later.

Recommended or required reading

Bryman, A. och Bell, E.(2005):Företagsekonomiska forskningsmetoder, Liber Statistisk verktygslåda- sammhällsvetenskaplig orsaksanalys med kvantitativa metoder, Göran Djurfeldt, Rolf Larsson och Ola Stjärnhagen, Studentlittertur 2008, ISBN 978-91- 44-04147- 6,selected parts according to examiners instructions.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 30 hours
  • Practical exercises - 0 hours
  • Individual studies - 83 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Course assignments done in time and examination of literature.

Teacher

  • Mildén Peter
  • Tigerstedt Christa
  • Smirnova Elena

Examiner

Mildén Peter

Home page of the course

https://elearning.arcada.fi

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Den kvalitativa delen med Christa Tigerstedt inleds 3.11 och 4.11. Var noga med att delta i rätt grupp!

Assessment methods

  • 2014-12-16 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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