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.


The course provides PhD students with a) skills to develop qualitative empirical papers that can be submitted to international peer-reviewed journal, and b) competences as reviewers of such papers.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 14.01.2022 - 27.05.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The workshop will be carried out in the form of joint workshop sessions (including lectures, presentations and discussions), individual tutoring, and independent reading and writing.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Successful completion of the course requires active participation in the workshop sessions and delivering versions of the manuscript and reviews of others' work as instructed.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The study material consists of resources that that will be made available on the course website.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Professor Nina Granqvist (

    Teaching will be face-to-face as soon as it is possible!

    Teaching Period:

    Periods III, IV and V.

    Four workshop meetings organized during the spring term.

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

    WebOodi, two weeks prior to course at the latest.

    There is a limited participation in this course and more advanced doctoral students are given the priority. The participants need to work on a full paper during the spring. The paper can be e.g. a conference paper, a journal article or a thesis essay.

    Please use the "additonal information / lisätiedot" box and give the following information:

    Starting year and estimated time of graduation

    Describe the paper you are working on during the spring.