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  • Muttonen, Eeva (Helsingin yliopisto, 2019)
    Goals. The purpose of the study was to investigate the University of Helsinki student teach-ers' ideas of the importance of research knowledge in the field of Education. In addition, do students think they will need research skills in the future in working life and whether they would be interested in doing the research themselves. Lastly, do students find compulsory methodology studies challenging. This study focuses as well as students' opinions in general, that the differences between the major groups. Methods. The data of the study was collected from the teacher students of the University of Helsinki in the form of an e-form in connection with the compulsory methodology course (n = 492). Teacher student's educational programme in either class teacher education, the major subject education, class teacher education, the major subject psychology, early childhood education, master's degree programme, kindergarten teacher education, special education as a major subject, craft or home economics teacher education or other. The study is quanti-tative in nature and the data is analyzed by quantitative methods. In essence, the interest is to find statistically significant correlation factors from the data, subsequent intergroup aver-ages were examined by variance analysis and perceive students main opinions about the subject. Results and conclusions. The students' ideas of the importance of research knowledge in the field of education are very positive. However, a significantly smaller percentage of stu-dents believe that they themselves need research skills in the future as a teacher, qualitative or quantitative. In addition, most of the participants felt that the pressure due to urgency dur-ing the methodology courses even prevents the learning. As a result, the intentionality of the courses falls away.