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RyhmäVAP18-19/Vapaasti valittavat opinnot, perustutkinnot
OpintojaksoLATK2 RDI Practicalities, 5.00 op, 133 h
Kaupan ja kulttuurin tutkimus- ja kehittämismenetelmät
Vapaasti valittavat opinnot
ToimipisteMinerva (Kauppakatu 58) Tornio
ToteutusajankohtaKevät1/2018-2019, Kevät2/2018-2019
VastuuopettajaAlm Ari
Muut opettajatChen Teresa, Pudas Annamari, Turunen Eija
Toteutuksen tilaPäättynyt

Kuvauksen tila Valmis
Opetuskieli englanti
Alkamis- ja päättymispvm05.02.2019 - 28.03.2019
Osallistujia min.  
Osallistujia max.  
Ilmoittautumisaika01.09.2018 - 05.02.2019
Toteutustapa Virtuaaliopinnot
Virtuaaliosuus 5 op
T&k-integraatio 5 op
Tentin uusintapäivät
Koulutuksen aikataulu (www-linkki)
Kuvauksen kieli suomi 
Osaamistavoitteet ja teemat

The course familiarizes you with the basics of research and development work, different types of research methods and techniques. You acquire the core competence, knowledge and skills in multi-field research and development methods, processes and activities. You acquire the basic skills for doing a topic analysis and completing a work plan for your Bachelor’s Thesis work. You can use data gathering and analyses methods in your own field of studies. You can choose appropriate sources for your work and read for comprehension literature written in your own field of specialization, such as articles from professional journals and magazines, and research reports. You can apply theoretical knowledge base in conducting practical research and development tasks for completing the thesis project. You know the thesis process at Lapland University of Applied Sciences. You are able to write academic texts in compliance with the Lapland UAS thesis instructions, including compliance with the citing practices. You know how to use sources ethically.





Student knows the main concepts and methods related to R&D. She/he is able to apply and analyze knowledge and information gained. She/he is able to write a report.

Student recognizes the relevant information and is able to apply it to the task.She/he is able toutilizeR&Dmethods and analyze the information. She/he is able to write the report based on the Lapland UAS' instructions.

Student is able to critically choose suitable R&D methods to the task. She/he is able touse the information versatile and make a high quality analyze. She/he is able critically evaluate theprocess and report.

Pedagogiset järjestelyt

Adobe Connect lessons ja sessions in RDI Practicalities and Thesis Project Moodle group:

Password for self-enroll: LATK2.

5.2.2019 at 17.00-20.00 Orientation into completing the course, introducing independent work
7.2.2019 at 17.00-20.00 Systematic information retrieval
12.2.2019 at 17.00-20.45 Research design, basics of scientific writing
14.2.2019 at 17.00-20.00 Reviewing task 1 papers
19.2.2019 at 17.00-20.00 Building the knowledge basis
21.2.2019 at 17.00-20.00 Use of collected material
26.2.2019 at 17.00-20.00 Reporting of research work
12.3.2019 at 17.00-19.00 On-line consultation session
14.3.2018 at 17.00-20.00 Reporting of research work

Five (5) learning assignments after AC-sessions during the course.


Luento- ja moodle-materiaalit.

Suositeltu lukemisto:

Academic English UK 2016. Academic Writing Phrases. Accessed 30 May 2016

Academic English UK 2016. Academic Word list. Accessed 30 May 2016

Auckland University of Technology 2013. Analyze the question. Student Learning Centre. Accessed 30 May 2016.

Birmingham City University 2011. 1.33 Cohesion: linking words and phrases. Centre for Academic Success. Study Guides: writing. Accessed 30 May 2016

Ellet, W. 2007. The case study handbook. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

Jordan, R. R. 2003. Academic Writing Course - Study Skills in English. 3rd Edition. Charlbury: Longman. Accessed 30 May 2016

Purdue University 2016. Academic Writing. Purdue Online Writing Lab. Accessed 30 May 2016.

Turabian, K. L. 2013. A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and Dissertations. 8th edition. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 2016. Have some words you need to learn? Accessed 30 May 2016

Woods, P. 2005. Successful Writing for Qualitative Researchers. London: Taylor & Francis. Accessed 30 May 2016.


  • Multi-field research and development planning and implementation
  • Methodology and concepts relevant for RDI work
  • Information retrieval and selection
  • Ethical use of sources
  • Academic writing practices
  • Thesis process and instructions at Lapland University of Applied Sciences

Assessment targets

  • your knowledge and application of the core concepts and methods in research and development activities
  • your ability to define your information needs, retrieve, select, process and critically evaluate source information
  • your abilities to implement research and development tasks, apply knowledge and methods of your own field of studies as well as critically evaluate and report your own results

Scale 1-5/fail

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