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 Mrs Kristiina Adamsson (email@example.com) and Ms Opri Laamanen (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/en/tool-factory-tools-service-design#toolbox. Accessed 1st of October 2023.
• Other material provided by the teachers.
Development work of co-operating with students’ place of employment or other company/organization/project operating in the business to meet the learning objectives.
Re-exam can be taken during the period 3/2024 and 4/2024.
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 Fri 27th of October, presentations 31st of Oct 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 12th of Dec, it includes also other minor deadlines: • Research plan 2nd of Nov at 8.15 • Theoretical framework for the research 9th of Nov at 8.15 • Research methods written xxxx 23rd of Nov at 8.15 - Results written 5th of Dec • Draft version of the whole report 7th of Dec at 8.15 3) Individual exam (30% of the grade), Exam in the Moodle, Zoom, on 5th of Dec at 8.15-9.15. 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, Tuesdays (8.15-10.45) and Thursdays (8.15-10.45)
Tue 25th of October, G314/Strawberry: Kick off and introduction of the course- (Krisse and Opri)
o Orientation to research and development
o Food tourism in Finland
o Introducing the course assignment by Hungry for Finland project: Mini research concerning the Future of Food Tourism in opinion of younger generations
o Introducing the assignment concerning library resources (deadline 27th of October)
o Introducing the ideation, innovation and development methods assignment (deadline 31st of Oct)
Thu 26th of October, G314/Strawberry, Literature search and library sources, theoretical framework (Opri and Katri Hollo)
o Guest speaker: Mrs Katri Hollo from Haaga library services
o Introduction for research plan assignment
Tue 31st of Nov, Zoom: Ideation, innovation and development methods (Krisse)
Ideation, innovation and development methods assignment deadline 30th of Oct
o Students teams’ presentations of ideation, innovation or development
o Research planning
Thu 2nd of Nov Zoom, Presentations of research plans & ethical issues in RDI (Opri)
Deadline for the Research plan at 8.15., feedback during the Zoom-session
• Start writing the theoretical background for your report.
Tue 7th, Zoom, Qualitative research methods: Fundamentals and interview and observation as a data collecting methods
Deadline for Theoretical background on Tue 7th of Nov at 8.15, feedback during the Zoom-session
Thu 9th of Nov, Zoom, Quantitative methods: Fundamentals and creating a questionnaire with help of Webropol
Tue 14th and Thu 16th Independent teamwork: data collecting week ( with help of interviews OR Webropol questionnaire)
Tue 21st of Nov, G314/Strawberry, Analysing qualitative data (Krisse)
Thu 23rd of Nov, G314/Strawberry, Analysing quantitative data (Opri)
Tue 28th of Nov, G314/Strawberry, Reporting, Visualization, Infographics and research ethics (Krisse and Opri)
Thu 30th of Nov, Writing reports, independent teamwork
Thu 5th of Dec, Zoom, Exam, Independent teamwork, finalizing reports (Opri)
Thu 7th of Dec, G314/ Strawberry, Students’ presentations of the results and celebrating little christmas offered Hungry for Finland project. Checking the reports, teachers helping with the structure and following the HH guidelines.
Mon 12th of Dec Zoom, Thesis in Haaga-Helia (Opri and Violeta)
• Guest speakers, Mrs Violeta Salonen: Thesis process in Haaga-Helia, how do I get started with my thesis?
• Ideating own thesis topic
Kristiina Adamsson, Opri Laamanen
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