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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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MARIH13 Research Methods I 3 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Research and Innovation in Higher Education
Administrative Science, Higher Education Managem.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Management
Curricula 2012 – 2015
MARIH13 Research Methods I 3 ECTS


Strategic themes: Responsible conduct of research

General description

Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research design

The course is offered at the University of Tampere.

Learning outcomes

Students should be able to
- formulate the research topic and research questions
- do literature review
- develop the analytical framework relevant for the research topic
- choose a relevant method for research
- develop a plan on collecting and analysing data with the chosen methods


- Philosophical bases of social science research methodology
- Major research methods
- Research design
- Use to literature and theory in qualitative research

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 25 h 0 h
Independent work 40 h 0 h
Seminar 10 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Workshop and Individual research design presentations  Participation in course work 
In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Assessment methods: Individual research design presentations

Study materials

Creswell, J. W. (2009). Research design : qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (3rd ed. ed.). Los Angeles ; London: SAGE.

Selection of other readings assigned by the teachers.

Belongs to following study modules

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School of Management