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Applied Research and Development

Applied Research and Development

Code: MET2HY201
Scope: 5 ECTS (135 h)
Timing: 1st – 4th semesters
Language: English
Curriculum: Master Curriculum
Level:  Advanced Professional Studies, Master
Type: Compulsory

Starting level and linkage with other courses
No prerequisites.

Learning objectives and assessment

Grade 1
The student knows the basics of case study, action and constructive research approaches and research methods in general and is able to make relevant choices in regard to each approach and method. In addition, the student is able to identify and define essential elements for the development plan.

Grade 3
In addition to skills and competencies mentioned for Grade 1, the student is able to apply a chosen approach and relevant methods in the thesis or other project work during the course.

Grade 5
In addition to skills and competencies mentioned for Grade s 1 and 3, the student is able to reflect upon the methods used and their relevance for different approaches. The student can justify his/her choice of  methods well. The choices are suitable for the research/development task in question.

Passed courses are assessed on a scale of 1 to 5. The assessment criteria are presented for grades 1 - 3 - 5.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
If students have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, they can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through their studies. More information and instructions for recognising and validating prior learning (RPL) are available at MyNet.

Cooperation with the business community
The course is linked to the Master student’s own work experience and thesis plan. Guest lecturers could be invited from businesses.

Internationality
Depending on the implementation.  

Course contents

  • A research-oriented development work as a whole, and various ways of approaching the development work.
  • Case, action and constructive research as approaches
  • Planning, implementing and analyzing case, action, and constructive research processes
  • Methods for collecting and analyzing data in qualitative research
  • Validity, reliability, transparency and ethics in research.

Learning methods
Depending on the implementation. Learning takes place in contact lessons, independent studies, teamwork and online-studies. The assessment of one’s own learning.

Assessment
Depending on the implementation.

Teachers
Eva Holmberg, Porvoo/Pasila
Maria Jakubik, Pasila
Aarni Moisala, Pasila
Jouni Soitinaho, Pasila