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The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
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MA039003 YLJ6 Scientific reading and research communication 4 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Rami Olkkonen

Learning outcomes

After the completion of the course the student understands the logic and nature of scientific argumentation related to various methodological approaches, data collection and analysis methods. The idea is not to study singular methods per se but to learn how to design scientific inquiry and how to eloquently argue for one's methodological choices.


Doctoral candidates write independently two reports in which he/she analyses methodological choices of two doctoral dissertations accepted in Finland or other European country (written in English). One of the reports will be presented in a seminar. In addition to writing the reports learning will be based on interaction, i.e. comments and discussions in the two-day seminar.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Seminar 14 h 0 h

Intensive seminar is held in English. The number of the students in the course is limited to 12. Course registration should be handled via NettiOpsu (IV period course registration).

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
  • In English

Written reports and active seminar participation.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

Intensive seminar is held in May/June.

Study materials

  1. Two doctoral dissertations published in Finland or other European country.

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
General Postgraduate Studies (General Studies)
Turku School of Economics
Doctoral courses offered by the Graduate School (UTUGS) (UTU Graduate School, Studies in Field of Business)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Marketing and International Business
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Economic Geography
International Business
Economic Sociology
Business Japanese
Business Chinese
Finnish Study Modules
Multilingual Business Communication