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MEJOS014 Research Design 4 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Degree Programme in Media Management
School of Communication, Media and Theatre

Learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, students will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
• Learn about research design and the steps required to conduct a scientific study from developing an idea to writing the results
• Understand the causes of error, especially types of validity and threats to validity
• Learn what to consider when choosing the case or cases to investigate, and understanding the concept of “the unit of analysis”
• Understand types of sampling, the strengths and weaknesses of each type, issues related to sample size, and learn how to draw a sample.
• Learn how to construct an instrument, including what to avoid (characteristic problems like double-barrelled and loaded questions), the importance of how the items are ordered, types of scales for measurement, and kinds of items, and the importance of pre-testing the instrument

Enrolment for University Studies

Course is offered only to the master's degree students in Media Education and Media Management programme.

Enrolment time has expired


Gregory Lowe, Teacher responsible
Sirkku Kotilainen, Teacher


16-Mar-2016 – 11-May-2016
Wed 16-Mar-2016 at 9.30-12.00, Main Building D14
Wed 30-Mar-2016 at 9.30-12.00, Main Building D14
Wed 6-Apr-2016 at 9.30-12.00, Main Building D14
Wed 13-Apr-2016 at 9.30-12.00, Main Building D14
Wed 27-Apr-2016 at 9.30-12.00, Main Building D14
Wed 11-May-2016 at 12.30-14.45, Main Building A08