EDUS511 Research Seminar I (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Education and Psychology
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



- formulating research questions
- content of the theoretical framework and literature review
- defining the main concepts
- content of the research proposal
- procedure of data collection
- research ethics

Completion methods

Active participation, research proposal

Assessment details

Active participation, research proposal

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
- assess educational phenomena and identify researchable problems
- formulate appropriate research questions for their Master’s thesis
- define the main concepts for their own research
- use academic references and various other sources of knowledge
- build the research instrument to be used for their data collection
- conduct the data collection

Additional information

The Master’s thesis and the related research seminars are essential elements in the programme. The seminars provide students with varied insights into academic enquiry in education and practical experience in the research field, knowledge of projects being conducted by fellow students and collegiate cooperation. The capacity to conduct research arises through students reading and discussing each other’s work and receiving feedback from peers and facilitators.
The Master’s thesis involves participation in research seminars, which provide the core guidance and support, as well as independent work. The Master’s thesis is estimated to require 810 hours of work and Research Seminar 270 hours of work.

Study materials

Selected articles

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item