The course takes place in period

  • 3 (2022-01-01 to 2022-03-13)
  • 4 (2022-03-14 to 2022-07-31)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the student
develop their ability to identify relevant
research design for their future
thesis. The student develops his/her ability to
to distinguish the type of data and
data collection that can be used to find
answers to the problem.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student is
expected to be able to
- choose an appropriate design for their thesis
- identify an appropriate sample
- choose an appropriate data collection method
- choose an appropriate method of analysis
- consider and reflect on the
research ethics
the principles of the work.

Course contents

-Group supervision
-Creation of a degree project plan
-Participation in group sessions/teaching
and seminars

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Thesis Idea phase (Thesis work 1)

Study activities

  • Individual- and group instruction - 14 hours
  • Individual studies - 121 hours


  • 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 requirements

For a passing grade the student must
take the following examinations:
Participates in a seminar and presents a
and presents a detailed plan for the degree
project (background,
purpose and research question, theoretical
the theoretical and theoretical reference
and description of the material)
The performance is assessed with pass/fail.


  • Eronen Lotta
  • Mannevaara Pauleen
  • Sjölund Terese


Eronen Lotta

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Course enrolment period

2021-12-24 to 2022-01-20

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