Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The purpose of the tutorial is to present the preliminary research plan for the doctoral research. The aim is to discuss the student’s choices - especially the issues of what to study, how to study it, and why to choose this particular research object and set of methods, and also to discuss potential theoretical frameworks. The student can participate in the tutorial when she or he is ready for reporting these choices, also according to the dissertation advisor’s assessment. Learning outcomes concern potential revisions to these decisions and improved confidence in one’s choices.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 16.09.2018 - 26.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Nina Granqvist

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Nina Granqvist

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The tutorial is organized annually for doctoral students that are in the suitable stage. The student writes a research plan or a paper according to the instructions by the organizer, and the paper is distributed to the participants. The student presents the paper in the tutorial, followed by a discussion. The tutorial typically lasts 3-6 hours depending on the number of participants.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Writing and sharing a paper according to the instructions, and participation in the event.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Instructions for writing a tutorial paper, available from the organizer of the tutorial.



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