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)
Moilanen, T., Ojasalo, K. & Ritalahti, J. 2022. Methods for development work: New kinds of competencies in business operations. Helsinki.
Available also as a electronic book: https://haaga-helia.finna.fi/Record/3amk.298449
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.
16.01.2023 - 17.03.2023
The course has three mandatory assignments: 1) Ideation and innovation method presentation in groups (pass/fail), deadline 22.1., presentations 23.1. 2) Creating Food Tourism routes/trails for Hungry for Finland in groups (70% of the grade), the final deadline , it includes also other minor deadlines for: • Research plan • Theoretical framework • Preliminary food tourism route • Draft version of the whole report 3) Individual exam (30% of the grade), Exam in the Moodle, Zoom, on 1.3. 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.
02.01.2023 - 13.01.2023
We have both classroom teaching (classroom G315, Sokos Hotels) and Zooms (link in the Moodle)
Mon 16.1 G315 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 18.1.)
Introducing the ideation, innovation and development methods assignment (deadline 23.1)
Wed 18.1. G315 Literature search and library sources, theoretical framework
Guest speaker: Mrs Katri Hollo from Haaga library services
Introduction for research plan assignment
Mon 23.1. G315 Ideation, innovation and development methods
Ideation, innovation and development methods assignment (deadline 23.1.)
Student teams’ presentations of ideation, innovation or development method
Wed 25.1. 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 30.1. Zoom & Wed 1.2. G315
Qualitative research methods: interviews and observation
Deadline for Theoretical background on Mon 30.1. at 13.00
Feedback during the Zoom-session
Start planning interviews.
Mon 6.2 & Wed 8.2. Independent teamwork: data collecting week, interviews,
observation, start creating the routes
Deadline for the interview guide, you’ll need it while doing interviews
Mon 13.2. G315 & Wed 15.2. G315 Quantitative research methods & Webropol
Deadline for the preliminary food tourism route 13.2. at 11.00
20–24.2 Winter break
Mon 27.2. G315 Data analyzing, reporting, visualization & infographics
Deadline for “draft reports”, 27.2. at 11.00, feedback during the classroom session
Wed 1.3. Zoom Thesis in Haaga-Helia, Exam, independently creating presentations
Guest speakers, Mrs Violeta Salonen: Thesis process in Haaga-Helia, how do I get started with my thesis?
Thesis presentation by colleague student
Ideating own thesis topic
Mon 6.3. G315 The Food tourism route carnival
Students’ presentations of the end results: the routes
Mon 8.3 G315 Finalizing reports in class -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