Joensuu, Finland

Mastering the research data - Tutkimusaineisto haltuun!

when 5 August 2024 - 16 August 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 500

The course is based on the key themes of data management and its implementation. This is examined in the everyday life of research and from the point of view of research methods and questions. The course is suitable for both qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research data.

The course explores questions such as:
• How different research methods and research questions affect the handling of the data
• How researchers perceive their own relationship to their data (feelings, experiences, everyday challenges)
• How digital tools are used in data collection, management and analysis
• What is meant by data description and documentation, and how to carry it out in practice
• What kind of ethical issues are involved in data management
• How open science can be implemented with different kinds of research data and methods

Course leader

Manna Satama (

Target group

Doctoral students and master's degree students in the final stages of studies planning doctoral studies.

Course aim

After completing the course, the student is able to

identify the special characteristics of their research data and compare it with the data from other fields of research, explain what constitutes good data management, the use of metadata that supports research, and good scientific practices related to data at different stages of research, apply good and responsible data management practices in all phases of the research, write a Data Management Plan (DMP) as a part of the research plan and to update the DMP, implement open science in data management, process and describe research data in a way that enables data reuse (sharing, archiving).

Credits info

5 EC

Fee info

EUR 500: Course fee. The course fee for UEF partner university students is 400 e.
EUR 200: The course fee for exchange students starting in autumn 2024.


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