The learning goals of this module can be reached in the following ways:
Attending lectures in Zoom and in class and completing the related assignments as full-time studies
Assessing one’s own learning is a compulsory part of the module
The course is delivered and coordinated by Kristiina Adamsson (email@example.com) and Mirjami Willman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
• Saunders, M., Lewis, P. & Thornhill, A. 2016. Research methods for business students. 7th ed. Harlow, Pearson Education.
• LAB8. Toolkit 42. URL: https://www.haaga-helia.fi/fi/tool-factory#toolbox /. Accessed 24th of April 2021.
• Other material provided by the teachers.
Development work of co-operating with students’ place of employment or other company/organization operating in the business to meet the learning objectives.
The course is conducted in HOTEM-programmes with a mix of international students and exchange students. International library databases are utilized and where possible international guest lecturers are invited.
23.10.2023 - 22.12.2023
The course has three mandatory assignments: 1) Ideation and innovation method presentation in groups (pass/fail), deadline Thu 31st of October, presentations 1st of Nov 2) Mini research project! The future of Finnish food tourism comissioned by Hungry for Finland project in groups (Interviews or quantitative survey with Webropol) The final deadline 14th of Dec, it includes also other minor deadlines: • Research plan 4th of Nov at 11.00 • Theoretical framework for the research 8th of Nov at 13.00 • xxxx 25th of Nov at 14.00 • Draft version of the whole report 29th of Nov at 11.00 3) Individual exam (30% of the grade), Exam in the Moodle, Zoom, on 2nd of Dec at 11-12.00 In addition, Zoom sessions and classroom teaching include different kind of activities and tasks which will not be assessed but has deadlines. Also some voluntary homework is given.
12.06.2023 - 20.10.2023
We have both classroom teaching and Zooms, Mondays (14-16.45) and Thursdays (11-13.45)
Mon 25th of October G306, Fazer: Kick off and introduction of the course
o Orientation to research and development
o Food tourism in Finland
o Introducing the course assignment by Hungry for Finland project: Creating Food Tourism Route in Finland
o Introducing the assignment concerning library resources (deadline 28th of October)
o Introducing the ideation, innovation and development methods assignment (deadline 31st of Oct)
Thu 28th of October,G306, Fazer: Literature search and library sources, theoretical framework
o Guest speaker: Mrs Katri Hollo from Haaga library services
o Introduction for research plan assignment
Mon 1st of Nov, Zoom: Ideation, innovation and development methods
Ideation, innovation and development methods assignment deadline 30th of Oct
o Students teams’ presentations of ideation, innovation or development method
o Inspiration LAB8 by Haaga-Helia Guest speaker Mr Mario Ascencao
o Research planning
Thu 4th of Nov Zoom, Presentations of research plans & ethical issues in RDI
Deadline for the Research plan at 11.00., feedback during the Zoom-session
• Start writing the theoretical background for your report.
Mon 8th -11th of Nov, Mon Zoom, Thu G306, Qualitative research methods: interviews and observation
Deadline for Theoretical background on Mon 8th of Nov at 13.00, feedback during the Zoom-session
• Start planning interviews.
Mon 15th and Thu 18th Independent teamwork: data collecting week, 2 interviews,
of Nov observation, start creating the routes
Deadline for the interview guide, you’ll need it while doing interviews
and Thu 25th of Nov Mon Zoom, Thu G306, Quantitative research methods + Webropol
Deadline for the preliminary food tourism route 25th Nov at 11.00
Mon 29 th of Nov G306, Data analyzing, reporting, visualization & infographics
Deadline for “draft reports”, 29th of Nov at 14.00, feedback during the classroom session
Thu 2nd of Dec Zoom, Exam, Independent teamwork, finalizing reports
Mon 6th of Dec Finnish Independence Day, no class!
Thu 9th of Dec G306, The Food tourism route carnival
• Students’ presentations of the end results: the routes
Mon 13th of Dec Zoom, Thesis in Haaga-Helia
• Guest speakers, Mrs Violeta Salonen and Mrs Riina Iloranta: Thesis process in Haaga-Helia, how do I get started with my thesis?
• Ideating own thesis topic
Kristiina Adamsson, Mirjami Willman
15 - 30
Successful completion of the module is evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5. The assessment criteria is presented on a scale 1 - 3 - 5.
Student is able to search for sources of information needed for development and research. She/he can write a research and development plan. Student identifies different research methods and ethical issues related to research activities.
Student is able to choose and use suitable methods for obtaining research material and working life information. She/he can analyze data material and justify his / her choices. Student is able to describe one's own research process and concrete development proposals.
Student can critically evaluate the reliability of data, analyzes and research. She/he apply ethical principles in his/her research and development work. Student is able to evaluate development proposals and their implementation in working life.
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No ongoing implementations yet.
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15 - 20
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06.03.2023 - 15.05.2023
15 - 30