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LI19SP Bachelor Degree Programme in International Business

Course Description

Code4 LIA1100
NameBusiness Research
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student will gain the ability to plan and conduct a research or development project. He or she can evaluate the applicability of a variety of research and development methods as well as gather, analyze, and interpret qualitative and quantitative data. In addition, the student can evaluate the reliability of a research or development process. The student knows the research ethics.
ContentThe process and goals of research and development projects. Planning and conducting research and development projects. Data acquisition in research and development projects. Gathering, analyzing and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data. Use of statistical programs. Ethics in research. Basics of statistics.
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialBuckingham, A. and Saunders, P. 2009. The survey methods workbook: from design to analysis. Cambridge: Polity.
Eriksson, P. & Kovalainen, A. 2008. Qualitative Methods in Business Research. London: Sage.
Kananen, J. 2011. Rafting Through the Thesis Process. Step by Step Guide to Thesis Process. Jyväskylä: JAMK University of Applied Siences.
Silverman, D. 2010. Doing Qualitative Research. A Practical Handbook. Sage: London.
Articles and lecture notes provided by the teachers.
Prerequisites1st-year studies, specifically Business Mathematics, Economics and Business IT.
Other Considerations
Muuruvirta Petteri
Kesänen Anni

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Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.