LTT-90006 Orientation to Doctoral Studies, 3 cr


The course can be studied by watching online lectures which are available in the Echo 360 platform.
Suitable for postgraduate studies.


Esa Räsänen, Anna Halonen


Toteutuskerta Periodi Vastuuhenkilö Suoritusvaatimukset
LTT-90006 2019-01 1 - 5 Anna Halonen
Esa Räsänen
Lecture diary essays from two compulsory lectures and from two elective lectures. Approved literature review and research plan.

All requirements must be completed during one academic year.


This course is an introduction to conducting dissertation research and pursuing doctoral studies. After completing the course, doctoral students will know how to prepare research plans and literature reviews. They will be familiar with the steps towards a research career, the process of critical appraisal and the basic concepts of scientific philosophy and ethics. They will possess the competence to evaluate the validity and reliability of research findings. In addition, the course will provide doctoral students with the opportunity to develop their scientific communication skills and improve their spoken and written English. This course is a compulsory for all post-graduate students in the Doctoral Programme in Engineering and Natural Sciences.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. Steps of the research career     
2. Research plan and literature review of the research topic     
3. Basics of scientific philosophy and ethics     


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