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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

2 cr

Competency aims

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

Learning outcomes

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.

Course contents

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

Additional information

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.

Study activities

  • 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

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Assignments submitted within deadline and approved.


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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

Period 1

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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