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 for you to understand
methods for collecting
qualitative or quantitative data for different
of degree projects.
In addition, you will master the basics of
processing and interpreting the results
using your chosen methodology.

Learning outcomes

knowledge and understanding:

  • be able to explain different quantitative and
    qualitative research methods and explain
    concepts of these methods

Skills and abilities:

  • have the ability to plan a thesis
    based on the elements of the research process in

Judgement and approach:

  • have the ability to discuss and evaluate
    research methods
  • be able to evaluate and argue for
    different research ethical positions
  • be able to apply a critical approach
    in reviewing research reports
  • have the ability to critically review and
    own and other students' project plans

Course contents

Quantitative and qualitative research methods
with a focus on the field of health care
Data collection methods
Analytical methods
Conclusions and discussion

Workshop 17.2
Written assignment

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Small-group work - 60 hours
  • Individual studies - 55 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 methods

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

Assessment requirements

3 quizes
written exam


  • Eronen Lotta
  • Gray Pamela


Eronen Lotta

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

The course starts 17.1 with a workshop at Diak
7.2 Arcada campus lecture
8.2 online drop in at zoom
17.2 workshop at Arcada campus

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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