- Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Music and Dance, Kuopio
|Social and health care, Kuopio
Social and health care & rural Industries, Iisalmi
|Basis of Education||Competence Standards||Structure of Studies||Development of Expertise||Methods and implementation||Course Table|
|Objectives||The 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.|
|Content||The 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 Scale||0 - 5|
|Course material||Buckingham, 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.
|Prerequisites||1st-year studies, specifically Business Mathematics, Economics and Business IT.|
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