Philosophy of Science and Research Methodology, 6 credits (TMQU14)

Vetenskapsfilosofi och forskningsmetodik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Martina Berglund

Director of studies or equivalent

Björn Oskarsson

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MIND Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 1, 1 English Linköping o
6MIND Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's programme (Operations Management) 3 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 1, 1 English Linköping o
6MIND Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's programme (Environmental Innovation Management) 3 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 1, 1 English Linköping o

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Industrial Engineering and Management, Master's programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Admission requirements for Master programme.

Intended learning outcomes

The course will provide the students with a foundation in philosophy of science and research methodology before their master thesis work. After completing the course, the student shall be able to:

  • Search for articles in scientific databases
  • Handle references and quotes in a correct manner
  • Assess and discuss ethical questions in research
  • Use central terms for discussing the scientific quality of research
  • Assess the relevance of different research methods for different types of research
  • Assess the quality of scientific articles within the area relevant for the student
  • Write a scientific report

Course content

Literature search, classification of research methods, case study methodology, survey methodology, mathematical modeling, simulation, scientific writing, referencing technique, philosophy of science, validity, reliability, ethics.

Teaching and working methods

The course is based on lectures and seminars.

Examination

UPG1Active participation in seminarsU, G2 credits
UPG2Written assignmentsU, G4 credits
The final grade in the course is Pass/Fail.

Grades

Two-grade scale, U, G

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Björn Oskarsson

Examiner

Martina Berglund

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

Course literature

Utvalda artiklar.
Utvalda artiklar.
UPG1 Active participation in seminars U, G 2 credits
UPG2 Written assignments U, G 4 credits
The final grade in the course is Pass/Fail.

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