Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

- Understand the doctoral studies and research process: its different phases, typical challenges and different aspects
- Learn basic concepts related to research processes and skills in finding out more information on issues such as research design, methodology, methods, analysis, theories
- Apply the gained understanding in improving ones own research plan for guiding one's doctoral research and funding it- know fundamentals on practices and forums for presenting research results 

Credits: 6

Schedule: 13.09.2018 - 26.10.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Sampsa Hyysalo, Cindy Kohtala

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sampsa Hyysalo

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

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Doing research provides an overview into the doctoral research process and awareness of the types of competences that need to be created as part of it. It seeks to deepen doctoral studies understanding of different phases, typical challenges and different aspects of research processes. The course discusses basic concepts related to doing research and skills in finding out more information on issues such as research design, methodology, methods, analysis, theories. The main outcome of the course is to apply the gained understanding in improving ones own research plan for guiding one's doctoral research and funding it.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course is assessed by an improved 5 page research plan by the student (70%) and an exam on the course readings (30%).

Workload
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    6 x 27 hours = 162 hours

DETAILS

Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    All the materials for the course are made available in mycourses during the first day of the course (during the doctoral students intro week)

Prerequisites
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    None

FURTHER INFORMATION

Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    Meeting schedule for reading groups:

    3.10 Wednesday - Reading Group 13.30-16.30 
    5.10 Friday - Reading Group 13.30-16.30
    10.10 Wednesday - Reading Group 13.30-16.30
    12.10 Friday - Reading Group 13.30-16.30