Credits: 6

Schedule: 12.09.2019 - 25.10.2019

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

Teacher Dr Cindy Kohtala, cindy.kohtala@aalto.fi
Teaching Assistant Bilge Aktas, bilge.aktas@aalto.fi

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I or II

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- 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

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

6 x 27 hours = 162 hours

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Max 25 students, priority to 1st year doctoral candidates at Aalto ARTS

An introduction lecture of the course is organised as part of the course ARTS-L0100 Introductions to Doctoral Studies, which is compulsory for 1st year doctoral candidates in Aalto ARTS. Rest of the course is organised during one intensive week in the end of October. In between the introduction lecture and October intesive week students work on a reading assignment and exam.

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

Introduction to the course during Intro Week: Thursday 12 September 2019, 13.15-17.00, room Q101, Väre.

Course intensive week: Monday to Friday, 21-25 October 2019, every day 9.00-17.00, room F102, Väre.

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