Applied Research and Development Skills TY00DN01-3004 18.10.2020-15.03.2021 5 credits(T1520S6)+-
Learning outcomes of the course
The student learns with the principles of Industrial Management discipline and its research and development practice. The student is able to retrieve, analyze and produce information and evaluate it critically from the point of view of different fields and able to self-evaluate and develop one’s expertise in a versatile and focused way. The student gains understanding of how to approach a business issue in a systematic way to demonstrate the student’s best competence and understanding of research and development methodology and show the ability to utilize knowledge in a proactive and grounded manner in a format of a research and development project like the Master’s Thesis.
- Principles of research; ‘truth’ , reliability, ‘objectivity’, self-correctiveness, review processes, upgrading of knowledge; theory building, ethics
- research, data, information and knowledge;
- analysis of research studies; types of research;
- source critique, relevance;
- research strategies: qualitative and quantitative;
- key research approaches: action research, design research and constructive case study, etc...;
- research techniques for qualitative and quantitative research
- data; types of data; data collection, data documentation, data analysis, data crystallization
- planning for evaluation of validity and reliability of research; relevance , trustworthiness, etc.
- discourse of research reports: Abstract, Preface, Introduction, Conceptual framework, Building a Solution, Validation of the Proposal, Discussion, Conclusions, and their purpose
- Readings for Research Methodology in the Curriculum Guide.
Master’s Thesis in IM is integrated with Applied Research and Development Methodology, Research Clinic and Thesis Writing Clinics to support the Thesis process.
Assessment criteria, approved/not approved.
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18.10.2020 - 15.03.2021
18.09.2020 - 17.10.2020
Unit, in charge
School of ICT
Sonja Holappa, Thomas Rohweder, James Collins
Master's Degree Programme in Industrial Management