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 Aarni Tuomi (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.
24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022
The course has three mandatory assignments: 1) Ideation and innovation method presentation in groups (pass/fail), deadline Thu 30th of October, presentations 31st of Oct 2) Creating Food Tourism routes/trails for Hungry for Finland in groups (70% of the grade), the final deadline 13rd of Dec, it includes also other minor deadlines: • Research plan 3rd of Nov at 11.00 • Theoretical framework 7th of Nov at 13.00 • Preliminary food tourism route 23rd of Nov at 12.00 • Draft version of the whole report 28th of Nov at 11.00 3) Individual exam (30% of the grade), Exam in the Moodle, Zoom, on 1st 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.
13.06.2022 - 21.10.2022
We have both classroom teaching (classroom G306, Fazer) and Zooms (link in Moodle)
Mon 24.10 G306 Kick off and introduction of the course
Orientation to research and development
Food tourism in Finland
Introducing the course assignment by Hungry for Finland project: Creating Food Tourism Route in Finland
Introducing the assignment concerning library resources (deadline 26.10.)
Introducing the ideation, innovation and development methods assignment (deadline 30.10)
Thu 27.10 G306 Literature search and library sources, theoretical framework
Guest speaker: Mrs Katri Hollo from Haaga library services
Introduction for research plan assignment
Mon 31.10. G306 Ideation, innovation and development methods
Ideation, innovation and development methods assignment (deadline 30.10.)
Student teams’ presentations of ideation, innovation or development method
Thu 3.11. 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 7.11. Zoom & Thu 10.11. G306 Qualitative research methods: interviews and observation
Deadline for Theoretical background on Mon 7.10. at 13.00
Feedback during the Zoom-session
Start planning interviews.
Mon 14.11 & Thu 17.11. Independent teamwork: data collecting week, interviews,
observation, start creating the routes
Deadline for the interview guide, you’ll need it while doing interviews
Mon 21.11. G306 & Thu 24.11. G306 Quantitative research methods & Webropol
Deadline for the preliminary food tourism route 23.11. at 12.00
Mon 28.11. G306 Data analyzing, reporting, visualization & infographics
Deadline for “draft reports”, 28.11. at 14.00, feedback during the classroom session
Thu 1.12. Zoom Exam. Independent teamwork, creating presentations
Mon 5.12. G306 The Food tourism route carnival
Students’ presentations of the end results: the routes
Thu 8.12. 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
Mon 12.12 G306 Finalizing reports -guiding
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.
HOTEM Degree Programme in Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management