BENA3010 Planning and evaluating scientific research (4 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


The scientific method, how to obtain scientific knowledge, how to analyze and assess scientific data, how to obtain relevant literature and how to read scientific papers. Students will do their bachelor thesis (BENA3012) as a pair work. On this course (BENA3010) the students will write a seminar work (in pairs), which includes both the theoretical background of their study question and research aplan. These will be presented in the bachelor seminar course (BENA3011).

Learning outcomes

After finishing this course the student:
- is able to define research process
- knows the basics of scientific thinking
- is able to define the different parts of a scientific article and a research plan
- knows the basic research methods in the field
- can obtain and critically analyse and assess scientific knowledge
- can use basic databases for literature usage
- can read and evaluate scientific articles
- understands the importance of timetables in research and is able to do assignments in time

Description of prerequisites

Biologian perusopinnot, BENA3009

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
To get a passing grade, the student is required to attend the lectures and practicals and hand in a research plan by deadline.
Time of teaching:
Period 3
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (4 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Study methods:

Compulsory attendance in lectures. Reports and seminar essays have to be handed in by the time given.