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 completing the course, the student

1. understands the principles of scientific work and the academic use of such work. This includes familiarity with:

- the basic principles of scientific argumentation.

- the difference between theoretical and empirical work.

- the basics of academic citation (including when citation is needed).

2. Can search for and use academic knowledge critically, and has tools for:

- how to search articles in databases. - how to quickly find out the big picture of a research topic.
- how to read scientific articles efficiently.

- how to judge the quality and relevance of both published work and unpublished working papers.

3. Is familiar with central features of academic writing, with a specific focus on writing in Economics, including:

- knowledge of the standard components of and structure of scientific papers in Economics.
- familiarity with basic tools for critically reviewing the literature.
- enhanced knowledge of grammatical and stylistic aspects required in academic writing.

Credits: 2

Schedule: 22.09.2022 - 13.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Miri Stryjan

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:

    Academic knowledge; scientific argumentation; searching and using academic knowledge; features of academic text; academic writing.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Only for students in the Bachelor's programme in Economics. Students studying in the Bachelor's Programme in Business (Kauppatieteiden kandidaattiohjelma) should take the course Tieteellinen ajattelu ja kirjoittaminen (BIZ-A0105). 

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period:
    2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2022-2023 Spring III - V
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV