Research-based development

The following topics will be discussed during the lectures:
- Research objectives and questions
- Research design
- Research methodology
- Data collection
- Analysis
- Writing

One of the main assignments is developing one's research plan to its fullest potential.
Study time
06.10.2022 - 18.12.2022
The scope of education
Main instructor language
Form of study
Online studies

LAB University of Applied Sciences, E-campus


75 euros (VAT 0 %)
The student is able to
- plan a workplace-oriented research-based development project.
- use different methods of workplace development.
- use research data in workplace development.
More about implementation
Online teaching with three intensive days. The teaching will consist of lecturing and interaction with the students. Students will also have the opportunity to present their work to others.
Group size
20 places for the open UAS students
Study materials
The following book will be used during the lectures:
Saunders, M. N. K., Lewis, P. & Thornhill, A. 2019 Research methods for business students. 8th edition. New York, Pearson.

It is not obligatory for the students to obtain the book. Additional material (articles, reports, etc.) will be made available through Moodle.
Lectures Dates
6.10.2022 09.15–16.00
3.11.2022 09.15–16.00
24.11.2022 09.15–16.00
Ville Sarpo
Evaluation scale
Further information

Attendance at lectures is very highly recommended. Absences might lead to being dropped off from the course.

The course will use Moodle for distributing information and students will return assignments there as well.

5 ECTS equals to 135 hours of work. Total number of lecture hours is 21 hours. Students are expected to do roughly 114 hours of individual work.

Attention! The students must have completed an appropriate university of applied sciences (UAS) Bachelor’s degree or another appropriate higher education degree. A Finnish post-secondary level education (opistoasteen tutkinto) may also be admitted. Please send us a copy of your diploma / examination certificate, avoinamkatlab [dot] fi

Evaluation criteria
Students complete a total of 3 assignments, each is worth 1/3 of the grade. All assignments must be passed in order to pass the course.

The places of the open UAS studies are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Please note that the registration is binding.

The registration form will be published on this site by the start of the registration period.

Registration period
Terms of cancellation
The registration is binding. If the registration is cancelled during the registration period, there are no cancellation charges. If the registration is cancelled after the registration period but before the stated start date, a 50 % cancellation charge applies. If the registration is cancelled after the stated start date or not cancelled at all, the full price will be charged. Cancellations must be made in writing to

Open UAS
avoinamkatlab [dot] fi