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TAYJ12 Research Ethics 4 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Postgraduate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Joint Doctoral Studies
Doctoral School

General description

This course invites students in various stages of their doctoral thesis to think through, write and process the ethical questions and themes in their own ongoing research projects. It provides a compact knowledge package on ethical issues concerning the research design, data collection/field work and writing-up phases. The course consists of lectures, discussion & student presentations in class and assignments.

Learning outcomes: After the course, students will

- be better equipped to think about and deal with ethical issues at different phases of their research projects
- have skills to discuss and identify issues concerning the ethics both in relation to research participant and the academic community (treatment of participants, informed consent, data lifespan, publication and ethical reporting)
- have knowledge on the key guidelines concerning ethical conduct and know where to go for further information
- have practical tools and means for the writing-up of ethical question in the doctoral thesis.
- have access to an information package on ethics
- know the basic functions of Turnitin plagiarism checker programme

Course Schedule:


Fri 13.4.2018 at 12-16 o'clock, Room E221 (Main building)

Fri 20.4.2018 at 12-16 o'clock, Room E221 (Main building)

Fri 27.4.2018 at 12 -16 o'clock, Room E221 (Main building)


Fri 4.5.2018 at 10-16 o'clock, Room D14 (Main building)

Fri 11.5.2018 at 10-16 o'clock, Room D14 (Main building)

Enrolment in NettiOpsu. At the maximum 20 students (2 places reserved for TUT students). TUT students apply the right to study through the Service of Cross-Institutional Studies

Priority in selection is given to non-Finnish-speaking students. Otherwise, selection method is draw. Please check the selection result from NettiOpsu after the enrolment period.

Completion mode: Those accepted to the course are required to send in a pre-assignment (max one page A 4) through Moodle. Active participation is required. Every student will give a 15-20 minutes presentation in the workshop. Every student will write an 6-7 pages essay after the course.

THE PRE-ASSIGNMENT: Please include the following in short:
1)    Your name & discipline
2)    Your Research topic
3)    Potential ethical issues you have encountered or anticipated to encounter as part of your doctoral research and solutions you may already have in mind
4)    Any issues relating to research ethics you wish to be discussed during the course
5)    It is presumed that you could present briefly during the course the ethical questions that you are facing during your research.

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Marika Enwald, Teacher responsible


13-Apr-2018 – 11-May-2018