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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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SUOMS2 Research methodology 5 ECTS
Organised by
Finnish Language
Person in charge
Preceding studies
Intermediate Studies.

Learning outcomes

To introduce students to the methods of academic research and the computer programmes used to aid research; revising academic writing; discussing problems related to argumentation; approved research proposal for the Master’s thesis (approximately 5 pages).


Introduction to thesis writing.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 16 h 0 h

Lectures and assignments.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Active participation, a summary, a written exam and a proposal for the Master’s thesis. See the faculty instructions (in Finnish) at:

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Evaluation by modes of study.

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn

First year autumn of Master's degree studies.

Study materials

Course literature tested during a separate written examination; selected readings from various methodology guides. Marja-Liisa Kakkuri-Knuuttila (toim.), Argumentti ja kritiikki: lukemisen, keskustelun ja vakuuttamisen taidot. Gaudeamus. 1998.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
Advanced studies and thesis (Finnish Language)
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School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies