Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim is that student develops his ability to
identify relevant study design for his final
thesis. Student develops his ability to
distinguish different types of data and data
collection methods which can be used to find the
answer to the research question.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to be able to choose appropriate design for the
identify appropriate population for the study
choose appropriate data collection method and
method for data analysis
consider and reflect on the ethical principles in
the thesis.

Course contents

Supervision in groups
Create plan for final thesis
Participation in pre-seminar II
Participation in at least 5 presentations of final

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Theory of Science and Methodology, Final thesis

Recommended or required reading

Will be announced later on

Study activities

  • Small-group work - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 93 hours
  • Seminars - 20 hours


  • 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

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:
Examination 1 Presentation of plan for thesis
Examination 2 Opponens of another students plan
for thesis.
Examination 3 Participation in at least 5
presentations of thesis.

To pass the course all parts of the assessments
should be marked with passed.


  • Arola Annikki
  • Haldin Denice


Arola Annikki

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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