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Joint Doctoral Studies

Periods

Period I (3-Sep-2012 – 19-Oct-2012)
Period II (22-Oct-2012 – 14-Dec-2012)
Period III (7-Jan-2013 – 8-Mar-2013)
Period IV (11-Mar-2013 – 17-May-2013)
Period (3-Sep-2012 - 19-Oct-2012)
Joint doctoral studies [Period I]

Time and place:
Thu-Fri 18.-19.10.2012 at 10-16 o'clock in Room LS A2A Main building

Aims: The aim of this course is to familiarize the student with some of the main cultural approaches to organizational analysis. Module focuses on field work methods such as organizational ethnography, the study of symbols, artifacts and space and narrative analysis. Attention is also devoted to the connections between theory and method, especially to the various traditions and development of the concept of organizational culture. Course suits doctoral students across various disciplines employing qualitative field work methods in organizational settings.

Course schedule:

Thursday 18.10.2012:

10.00 – 10.10  Welcome and introduction (Tuomo Peltonen)
10.10- 11.30  Concepts of culture and organizational analysis (Anni Paalumäki & Tuomo Peltonen)
11.30-12.15 Traditions in organizational ethnography (Tuomo Peltonen)
12.15.-13.15 Lunch
13.15.-  14.15 Experiences from a study of artefacts: Case SOL (Anni Paalumäki)
14.15.- 14.30 Coffee Break
14.30 – 16. 00 Discussion of students’ projects

Friday 19.10.2012

10.00 -12.00 Narrative approach to organization studies and leadership (Tommi Auvinen)
12.00- 13.00  Lunch
13.00 – 14.00 Narrative approach to organization studies and leadership (Tommi Auvinen)
14.00- 14.15  Coffee Break
14.15- 16.00 Discussion of students’ projects

Teachers: Professor, Dr.Sc. (Econ.) Tuomo Peltonen; Dr.Sc. (Econ.) Anni Paalumäki, Lic. Sc. (Econ.) Tommi Auvinen

The student has to check the selection from NettiOpsu after the enrolment period.

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Teaching
18-Oct-2012 – 19-Oct-2012
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English

Organizer: University of Tampere Doctoral School

Target group: New and newish non-Finnish doctoral students of the University of Tampere

Content: Organization of doctoral studies at the University of Tampere, Joint doctoral studies, Funding opportunities, Doctoral programmes, Library services, Supervision and planning of studies

Time and place: Friday 14 September 2012 at 13.15-16.00, in LS D13 Main building

Programme:

13.15-13.30 Welcome to the University of Tampere (Vice rector)

13.30-13.50 Organization of doctoral studies at the University of Tampere, Joint doctoral studies (prof. Pirjo Nikander, The doctoral school)

13.50-14.20 Funding opportunities (Research Development Director Johanna Hakala)

14.20-14.40 Coffee break

14.40-15.00 Library services (informatician Esa Hakala)

15.00-15.45 Supervision and tips on Planning and Managing your Doctoral Process  (prof. Pirjo Nikander, The doctoral school)

15.45 -16.00 Jussi Jalonen tells about Tampere University Association of Researchers and Teachers

Pre-registration vie e-form:
https://elomake3.uta.fi/lomakkeet/827/lomake.html?rinnakkaislomake=registration

Teaching
14-Sep-2012 – 14-Sep-2012
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English

Contents:

Thu 4 October, 2012 (common to both groups, in Room LS A2A Main building):

9:00-10:30 Structure of English presentations; Introduction and Conclusions-tips
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:30 Language performance issues
11:30-12:10   Lunch
12:10-14:00   Preparing and Using Visuals: Tips and Concerns
14:00-14:20   Coffee
14:20-16:00   Training for the Question-and-Answer period at conferences

Thu 25 October, 2012 (group 1, in Room KH 2 Main building)

Thu 8 November, 2012 (group 2, in Room KH 2 Main building)

9:00-10:30  Individual Presentations + Judges feedback and evaluation
10:30-10:45  Break
10:45-11:30  Individual Presentations + Judges feedback and evaluation
11:30-12:10  Lunch
12:10-14:00  Individual Presentations + Judges feedback and evaluation
14:00-14:20 Coffee
14:20-16:00  Individual Presentations + Judges feedback and evaluation

The maximum number of students is 12 in both groups. Students are selected on first come-first-served principle. The student has to check the selection from NettiOpsu after the enrolment period.

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4-Oct-2012 – 8-Nov-2012
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

Contents:

Thu 20 September (group 1, in Room LS A2A Main building)

Thu 27 September (group 2, in Room LS A2A Main building)  

9:00-9:45  Online sources: Scientific, clear, transparent
9:45-11:00 Drafting, Differences between Finnish and Anglo-American traditions
11:00-11:30  Components of a Scientific Article, The Sequence of Writing
11:30 Lunch
12:15 Problems, Transitions, Tenses
14:00 Coffee break
14:15 Old Information and New Information, Nouns and Verbs for Academic Writing
15:30 Self-editing
16:00 End of the day

Scientific Writing: The "Editing Clinic": Revising English Texts

Thu 11 October, 2012 (both groups, in Room LS B4113 Pinni B building, NB! Changed room!)

The students select a scientific text from their field and also bring in two to three pages of their own writing (5 copies of these pages). These texts will be evaluated in class.

9:00-10:30 Introduction to editing. Practice of editing on the "ideal" article in your field
10:30-10:40 Short break
10:40-11:30 Editing
11:30-12:10 Lunch  (40 min.)
12:10-14:00 Editing groups
14:00-14:20 Coffee break (20 min.)
14:20-15:25  Editing Groups
15:25-16:00  Course Discussions (Questions and Answers)
16:00   End of the course

The maximum number of students is 18 in both groups. Students are selected on first come-first-served principle. The student has to check the selection from NettiOpsu after the enrolment period.

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20-Sep-2012 – 11-Oct-2012
Periods: I
Language of instruction: English
Period (22-Oct-2012 - 14-Dec-2012)
Joint doctoral studies [Period II]

The course consists of alternating sessions of lectures and discussions. The lectures will cover some central themes in philosophy of science, and these will then be further discussed in smaller groups whose members (to the extent that this is possible) come from related scientific fields.

Course contents:

  1. Objects of Study and the Classification of Sciences
  2. Concepts, Propositions, and Arguments
  3. Hypotheses, Explanations, and Justification
  4. Scientific Realism and Antirealism

The maximum number of students is 50. Students are selected on first come-first-served principle. The student has to check the selection from NettiOpsu after the enrolment period.

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Teaching
23-Oct-2012 – 30-Oct-2012
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English

Contents:

Thu 4 October, 2012 (common to both groups, in Room LS A2A Main building):

9:00-10:30 Structure of English presentations; Introduction and Conclusions-tips
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:30 Language performance issues
11:30-12:10   Lunch
12:10-14:00   Preparing and Using Visuals: Tips and Concerns
14:00-14:20   Coffee
14:20-16:00   Training for the Question-and-Answer period at conferences

Thu 25 October, 2012 (group 1, in Room KH 2 Main building)

Thu 8 November, 2012 (group 2, in Room KH 2 Main building)

9:00-10:30  Individual Presentations + Judges feedback and evaluation
10:30-10:45  Break
10:45-11:30  Individual Presentations + Judges feedback and evaluation
11:30-12:10  Lunch
12:10-14:00  Individual Presentations + Judges feedback and evaluation
14:00-14:20 Coffee
14:20-16:00  Individual Presentations + Judges feedback and evaluation

The maximum number of students is 12 in both groups. Students are selected on first come-first-served principle. The student has to check the selection from NettiOpsu after the enrolment period.

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Teaching
4-Oct-2012 – 8-Nov-2012
Periods: I II
Language of instruction: English

Teachers: Dr. Maarit Alasuutari and Dr. Kirsi Lumme-Sandt

Time: 14.11.2012, 09.15-16.00

Place: LS A3 Main building

Max number of students: 15 

The student has to check the selection from NettiOpsu after the enrolment period.

 

Learning to write research proposals is one of the core skills academic scholars need to learn to master. There is no single format for research proposals, as every research project is different. In addition, different disciplines, donor organisations and academic institutions all have different formats and requirements. There are, however, several key components and sets of criteria which must be taken into account when writing successful research proposals. This intensive one-day workshop course deals with these key issues.

 

Course schedule:

 

09.15-10.00         Introduction to key issues raised in the student pre-assignments

10.00-12.00         How to get everything in place? A lecture on the coherence between research questions, methods and types of data.

12.00-13.00         lunch

13.00-16.00         Group work, discussion and feedback on participants ongoing proposal writing.

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14-Nov-2012 – 14-Nov-2012
Periods: II
Language of instruction: English
Period (7-Jan-2013 - 8-Mar-2013)
Joint doctoral studies [Period III]

This concise two-day course provides practical tools and support for the management of the 4-year doctoral thesis project. The course is directed at doctoral students at the beginning phase of their studies.

The course
- Guides students to identify and use the various tools already at their disposal
- Discusses forms of supervision and the supervisor- supervisee relationship
- Provides concrete tools for planning & managing the writing process
- Discusses how to use academic conferences as a means of chapter and article writing
- Encourages doctoral students to share their experiences and expertise

Place: Lecture room Ls A2B (Main building)

Maximum number of students: 30. Students are selected in the order of enrolment. The student has to check the selection from NettiOpsu after the enrolment period.

Programme:

Fri 15.2.2013 at 10 - 16

10-12 Identifying academic skills and tools

10-13 lunch break

13-16 "Using" vs. "going" to academic conferences: A before - during and after model

Fri 22.2.2013 at 10 - 16

10-12 Having a practical map for it all, or how to slice an elephant?

12-13 lunch break

13-16 Giving and receiving feedback: supervisory relationships from start to finish

Pre-assignment: Those students accepted to the course are required to write a short (one A4) text stating

1) Your name & field of research
2) The format of your thesis to be (article doctorate/monograph)
3) 3 key journals + 3 key conferences in your own field
4) 3 issues that you find are the most challenging when it comes to managing the day-to-day reality of thesis writing/research

The pre-assignment will be sent in through Moodle.

In addition students will be asked to write a mini-assignment before the second meeting 22.2.2013

PLEASE NOTE: Attendance to BOTH days is required for the completion of the course

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Teaching
15-Feb-2013 – 22-Feb-2013
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English

This course will give you practical tips and strategies for writing scientific articles in English. Designed as a two-day workshop, the main objective of this course is to learn to identify and produce the most important elements in English academic writing.

The first day offers a series of exercises and points to ponder, whereas the second day offers the students an opportunity to apply these tips and strategies in an "Editing Clinic". During the second day, the students will be taught a ten-step editing process that they will apply to texts in class.

Contents:

Thu 24 January, 2013 (group 1), Room D14 (Main building)

Thu 31 January, 2013 (group 2), Room D14 (Main building) 

9:00-9:45 Online sources: Scientific, clear, transparent
9:45-11:00 Drafting, Differences between Finnish and Anglo-American traditions
11:00-11:30  Components of a Scientific Article, The Sequence of Writing
11:30 Lunch
12:15 Problems, Transitions, Tenses
14:00 Coffee break
14:15 Old Information and New Information, Nouns and Verbs for Academic Writing
15:30 Self-editing
16:00 End of the day

Scientific Writing: The "Editing Clinic": Revising English Texts

Thu 7 February, 2013 (both groups), Room 140 (Atalpa building)

The students select a scientific text from their field and also bring in two to three pages of their own writing (5 copies of these pages). These texts will be evaluated in class.

9:00-10:30 Introduction to editing. Practice of editing on the "ideal" article in your field
10:30-10:40 Short break
10:40-11:30 Editing
11:30-12:10 Lunch  (40 min.)
12:10-14:00 Editing groups
14:00-14:20 Coffee break (20 min.)
14:20-15:25  Editing Groups
15:25-16:00  Course Discussions (Questions and Answers)
16:00   End of the course

The maximum number of students is 18 in both groups. Students are selected on first come-first-served principle. The student has to check the selection from NettiOpsu after the enrolment period.

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24-Jan-2013 – 7-Feb-2013
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English

This two-day 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 a pre-assignment.

Classroom: Ls A2B (Main building)

Course Schedule:

Monday 21.1.2013
10.15-11.00     Welcome and a summary on themes raised in the pre-assignments
11.00-12.15    Ethics, researcher skills and the doctoral process
12.15-13.15    lunch
13.15-14.30    Data sets, research questions and ethics
14.30-14.45    coffee break
14.45-16.00    Ethical questions at different phases of the doctoral process:  Feedback and supervision

Monday 28.1.2013
10.15-11.15    Ethical questions at different phases of the doctoral process: data collection, facing/dealing with participants & data, writing-up
11.15-12.00    Securing the data lifespan: The ethics of recycling and data archiving
12.00 - 13.00    lunch
13.15-16.00    Discussion on students' research projects and ethical questions

Student selection: The maximum number of students is 30. Students are selected on a first-come, first served -basis. The student has to check the selection from NettiOpsu after the enrolment period.

Those accepted to the course are required to send in a pre-assignment (max one page A 4) through Moodle.  Dead line for pre-assignments is 18 January 2013 (through Moodle).

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 anticipate 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)     Please indicate in case you are willing to present some key ethical themes concerning your own doctoral work (2+1 ECTS to those presenting)

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Teaching
21-Jan-2013 – 28-Jan-2013
Periods: III
Language of instruction: English
Period (11-Mar-2013 - 17-May-2013)
Joint doctoral studies [Period IV]

Goals:
1. To begin, proceed, digress, summarize and end a presentation, and to respond to questions in an effective manner
2. To convert written into spoken English: stylistic differences
3. To practice correct pronunciation and intonation
4. To deliver a talk in a relaxed manner using effective visual aids, but without reading
5. To analyze one's own presentation and (in groups) others' presentations in a supportive, affirmative manner, including attention to body language and visual aids.

Contents:

Thu 11 April, 2013:

9:00-10:30 Structure of English presentations; Introduction and Conclusions-tips
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:30 Language performance issues
11:30-12:10   Lunch
12:10-14:00   Preparing and Using Visuals: Tips and Concerns
14:00-14:20   Coffee
14:20-16:00   Training for the Question-and-Answer period at conferences

Thu 18 April, 2013 (group 1), Room D14 (Main building)

Thu 25 April, 2013 (group 2), Room D14 (Main building)

Fri 26 April, 2013 (group 3), Room D14 (Main building, NB! Extra group!)

9:00-10:30  Individual Presentations + Judges feedback and evaluation
10:30-10:45  Break
10:45-11:30  Individual Presentations + Judges feedback and evaluation
11:30-12:10  Lunch
12:10-14:00  Individual Presentations + Judges feedback and evaluation
14:00-14:20 Coffee
14:20-16:00  Individual Presentations + Judges feedback and evaluation

The maximum number of students is 12 in all groups. Students are selected on first come-first-served principle. The student has to check the selection from NettiOpsu after the enrolment period.

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Teaching
11-Apr-2013 – 26-Apr-2013
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English

Form of education: Lectures 16 h (different lecturers). On Wednesdays 6.3.-15.5.2013 at 15.15. - 16.45 o'clock. (NB! No lecture on 1.5.)

Participants: Open to all. Especially recommended for doctoral students and students enrolled on the Tampere Research Training Program for Medical Students.

All lectures in Kauppi campus B-building big lecture hall.

Programme


6.3.
15.15-15.20 Opening the course / Seppo Parkkila
15.20- 16.05 Writing a scientific article from biomedical research / Seppo Parkkila
16.15-17.00 Statistical reporting / Heini Huhtala

13.3
15.15-17.00 Tables and statistical graphics / Raili Salmelin

20.3.
15.15-17.00 Producing better English text / Robert Hollingsworth

27.3.
15.15-17.00 Speech Communication and public speaking / Elinita Mäki

10.4.
15.15-17.00 The role of the editor in scientific publishing / Timo Partonen

17.4.
15.15-16.00 Research article publishing: Open access / Raija Aaltonen
16.15-17.00 Basic principles and publication forums of qualitative research / Jari Luomanen


8.5.
15.15-16.00 Scientific lectures, congress abstracts and posters / Seppo Parkkila
16.15-17.00 Science communications / Laura Tohka

15.5.
15.15-15.45 Two forms of doctoral dissertation / Kaija Seppä
15.45-16.15 Publishing a doctoral dissertation / Outi Sisättö
16.15-17.00 Doctoral dissertation- practical aspects / Markku Kulomaa

Enrolment with e-form will open 13 February 2013 (at https://elomake3.uta.fi/lomakkeet/6964/lomake.html)

Teaching
6-Mar-2013 – 15-May-2013
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English

The qualitative interview has become one of the most frequently used qualitative research method to make sense of our lives, and an invaluable tool for the qualitative researcher. This two-day course provides coverage of both the theoretical background and the practical aspects of the interview process.  The course incorporates discussions on the variety for the means of data generation and the different ways of conceiving the analytic status of interview data.  

The course helps students to:
- recognize different approaches to reading the data
- notice the crucial issue of ensuring scientific and analytic rigour
- find relevant literature on theoretical and analytical aspects on interviews
- to discuss the validity and ethics of interview research

Classroom: Ls B4113 (Pinni building)

Thu 23.5.2013

10.15-12.00    Introduction to the course themes and to the ongoing research projects of the participants
12.00-13.00    Lunch
13.00-14.00    The variety of data generation and epistemological stances to interview data
14.00-16.00    Crossing that hurdle: From data generation to analysis

Fri 24.5.2013

10.15-12.00    Analytic styles and tools: examples on empirical analysis of interview data
12.00-13.00    Lunch
13.00-16.00    Discussion on the questions and issues raised in students’ pre-assignments
If necessary breaking into two groups chaired by prof. Ryen (in English) and prof. Nikander (in Finnish).

The course consists of active participation to both days and of a pre-assignment. The students are selected on first-come, first-served principle. The student has to check the selection from NettiOpsu after the enrolment period. Selected students pre-assignments are sent to Moodle (deadline Mon. 6.5.2013) and should include the following:

1.    Your name and disciplinary background
2.    Your topic of research, the stage you are currently in (collecting data, analyzing interviews + potentially data gathered by other means), your analytic tools (how do I approach my interview data).
3.    What you find most challenging when working with your data?
4.    What you expect to learn and discuss during the course.

Anne Ryen is Associate Professor of Sociology at Agder University, Norway, former president of the Research Network Qualitative Methods in the European Sociological Association and member of the Scientific Committee of RC33 Logic and Methodology in the International Sociological Association. She has been doing research in East-Africa for more than 15 years, and her focus is at fringe benefits in private business, ethnic economy and welfare.

Pirjo Nikander is professor of the University of Tampere Doctoral School.

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Teaching
23-May-2013 – 24-May-2013
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English

The aim of the course is to provide a sound practical background to sampling and particularly to design and analysis of sample surveys.

The course covers a broad range of situations in which sampling is used, with emphasis placed on sample surveys.  The central aim is to provide the sound general background needed for carrying out a sample survey, including both practical aspects and the essential details on design and analysis.

The course will explain in concept the material in the lecture notes. Students are not expected to have all the matrix algebra skills implicit in a formal course in survey analysis, or even the more standard algebra skills needed for survey design. For reasons of clarity and convenience, some mathematical/theoretical concepts are necessary for discussing statistical techniques. Because of differences in statistical background of students enrolling on this course, some additional reading and study may be required. The course is however self-contained.

Learning Outcomes:

On successfully completing this course, you will have a preliminary understanding of how to:
1.    assess questionnaire designs, and understand core non-sampling errors
2.    understand the design of certain simple types of sample survey
3.    analyse certain simple types of sample survey and use appropriate software.

Programme and Schedule:

The course covers a broad range of situations in which sampling is used with emphasis placed on sample surveys.  The central aim of the course is to provide the sound general background needed for carrying out a sample survey, including both practical aspects and the essential details on design and analysis.

The major themes of the course will be:
•    Non-sampling aspects of sample surveys
•    Questionnaire design
•    Sample design
•    Analysis of survey data

Dates        17 & 18 April 2013  
Times         9.15am – 16.15 pm each day.
Location     Pinni B0040 (Computer classroom 40, Pinni B building at main campus)

Maximum number of students: 15

Modes of completion: Pre-assignment, active participation in classroom work, coursework assigned by teacher. All accepted students are required to send a pre-assignment by 2 April 2013 (via Moodle).

Pre-assignment:

1.    Your name and discipline
2.    The topic of your own research and a short description (theme, questions, research design, methods)
3.    What is your preliminary experience on survey design, implementation and analysis

Evaluation: Pass/fail

Teacher
Professor Stephen Haslett
Massey University
New Zealand
Email:     S.J.Haslett@massey.ac.nz
Website:    http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/departments/institute-of-fundamental-sciences/staff/academic/steve-haslett.cfm


Recommended Reading:
There is no single book which covers all aspects of the course.  The study guides are intended to be largely self-contained, so that no textbook purchase is required. The following are however recommended.  The first reference is available free from Statistics New Zealand as a pdf file. See: A Guide to Good Survey Design (2nd edition)
If purchasing one reference book only, the book by Sharon Lohr below is strongly recommended. Other material will also be provided during the course.
•    Statistics New Zealand - A Guide to Good Survey Design (edition 1 or 2)
•    Lee, E S, Forthofes, R. N. & Lorimore, R. J. - Analysis Complex Survey Data
•    Kalton, G - Introduction to Survey Sampling
•    Lohr, Sharon - Sampling: Design and Analysis, 1st or 2nd edition
•    Barnett, Vic - Sample Design: Principles and Methods, 3rd edition
    
The study material:

Course Information, Study Guide Part 1 and Study Guide Part 2.  Study Guide Part 1 covers non-sampling aspects and sample design.  Study Guide Part 2 includes study material on the analysis of sample survey data. The study material will be made available to the students electronically in advance to the course.

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Teaching
17-Apr-2013 – 18-Apr-2013
Periods: IV
Language of instruction: English