Study Guide@lith

Linköping Institute of Technology

Valid for year : 2017
TMQU14 Philosophy of Science and Research Methodology, 6 ECTS credits.
/Vetenskapsfilosofi och forskningsmetodik/

For:   IND  


Prel. scheduled hours: 48
Rec. self-study hours: 112

  Area of Education: Humanities

Main field of studies: Industrial Engineeering and Management

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

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

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Admission requirements for Master programme.

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

The course is based on lectures and seminars.

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

Course literature:
Selected articles.

Active participation in seminars
Written assignments
The final grade in the course is Pass/Fail.

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: IEI.
Director of Studies: Björn Oskarsson
Examiner: Martina Berglund

Course Syllabus in Swedish

Linköping Institute of Technology


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Last updated: 08/15/2016