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.


After the course, a student is able to:

  • Explain the goals, nature, and process of scientific research
  • Compare different research approaches and methods
  • Plan and implement different studies
  • Evaluate the suitability of research methods for scientific and industrial studies
  • Evaluate the validity and reliability of research results

Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.09.2022 - 13.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sari Kujala, Iiris Hörhammer

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: Finnish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The goal of the course is to introduce the participants to research methods, approaches, and processes in software engineering and business both in academy and industry. In addition, the course provides students practice on formulating research questions and planning empirical studies for their doctoral or master's theses.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Assignments, classroom activity and an exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, weekly learning tasks, assignment, and exam.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II

    Enrollment :

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

    Max 36 students will be accepted to the course.

    Priority is given to:

    1. Master's students majoring in Information Networks and Software and Service Engineering (SSE)

    2. Other Master's and Doctoral students

    3. Exchange students