Teachers will instruct about reading materials during the course
Lectures, exercises, assignments, issue based discussions, case solutions and student's presentations
Active attendance to the contact lessons, quality of the presentation and -assignments
20.01.2020 - 20.04.2020
08.12.2019 - 24.01.2020
10 - 30
Ari Närhi, Juha Suonpää, Christopher Smith, Hannele Timola
In this course the students learn to plan the research, set the research problems, use research methods and other sources of information effectively. These skills are needed in the thesis process.
Contact lessons on Monday afternoons (12.15-15.00).
Media and Arts
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Media and Arts
The student should talk to the teacher individually if situation demands
No tests, but assignments and presentations.
In addition to the contact lessons the students need to reserve time for the self-study and assignments.
Contact lessons approximately 33 h, selfstudy 50 h, exercises and assignments 50 h.
20.01. Introduction (Ari, Chris)
03.02. TASK 1) Thesis Analysis - Presentations (Ari, Chris)
17.02. TASK 2) Research question - Presentations (Ari, Chris)
02.03. Research methods - literature review, technology review, interview, questionnaire, observation, benchmarking... (Chris) TASK 3
09.03. Information retrieval and TAMK library resources (Hannele etc)
16.03. Thesis structure, using images (Juha)
06.04. TASK 3) - Structure/Initial Table of Contents - Presentations (Chris, Juha, Ari)
20.04. TASK 4) - Thesis plan - Presentations on thesis/research framework, methods and plans (Chris, Juha, Ari)
- Attendance (Low)
- Satisfactory quality of the assignments
Student has achieved the objectives of the course sufficiently. Student understands the premises and principals of the subject matter. Student recognizes, is able to determine and use the concepts and models.
- Attendance: The student attends most of the contact teaching and takes part to discussions
- Good quality of the assignments
Student has achieved the objectives of the course well although the skills and competences are somewhat in need of further development. Student is able to determine and apply the concepts and models of the subject matter well and is able to apply them.
- Attendance: The student attends almost all contact teaching and takes actively part to discussions
- Excellent quality of the assignments
Student has achieved the objectives of the course excellently. The student masters the concepts and models of the subject matter in an excellent manner. Student is able to conduct fluent and reasoned analysis and has good capabilities to apply the learning.