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BK10A1200 Research Methods and Methodologies, 4 cr 
Code BK10A1200  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Research Methods and Methodologies  Abbreviation Research Method 
Credits4 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Harri Eskelinen 

Description by Study Guide

Location: muu / other

The course is arranged concurrently in face-to-face learning and distance learning environment.


M.Sc. (Tech.) 2



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Harri Eskelinen


After having passed this course module the student is able to:
- plan, lead and organize the research project according to the established scientific practices
and procedures
- compare, choose and utilize proper scientific practices to carry out research projects in
industrial environments
- write and present a scientific research plan and research report.


Learning outcomes: Criteria to evaluate the scientific contribution of research. Scientific
research projects in engineering science. Principles of qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Viewpoints on how to illustrate the results of quantitative analysis. Different means to carry
out literature reviews, interviews and surveys. Utilisation of silent knowledge. Contents and
structures of research plans and research structures based on the IMRAD principle.
Viewpoints of writing scientific articles and conference papers. Practical advice about giving
a conference presentation. Guidelines for acting as an opponent in a scientific conference or

Teaching Methods 

For face-to face learning (1-2 period): Introduction lecture 2 h, 1st period, Learning diary 26h 1st period, Personal guidance and literature search 28 h, 2nd period. Written research plan 48 h, 2nd period. Total workload 104 h.

For distance learning (non-stop): Independent study and literature search 54 h, Written research plan 48 h, Skype-exam and -meetings 2h, Total workload 104 h.
The course is suitable for distance learning.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

For face-to face learning, 0-5, Learning diary 50 %, Written research plan 50 %

For distance learning: 0-5, Written research plan 50 %, Skype-exam 50 %

Course Materials 

Lectures in Moodle. For Finnish students and distance learning: Eskelinen & Karsikas, Tutkimusmetodiikan
perusteet - Tekniikan alan oppikirja, Tammertekniikka, 2014.

Limitation for students? (Yes, number, priorities/Leave empty) 

The possibility to pass the course via distance learning is meant only for students of LUT's distance learning programs (JEDI, MEC).

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 


Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 



Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
Register Research Methods and Methodologies  COURSE  Harri Eskelinen 
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