Applied Philosophy of Science and Mobile Methods

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective of the module is to acquaint the students with the role of the researcher and with selected schools in the philosophy of science of relevance to mobilities studies. Moreover, the objective is to enable students to acquire the necessary skills to conduct research within the mobilities field as well as knowledge of different approaches and methods, e.g. mobile ethnography, field studies, tracking technologies and mapping.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge of various philosophies of science and advanced methods within mobilities research
  • Must have an understanding of differences between relevant philosophies of science as well as the connection between the different components in a research design (i.e. philosophies of science, theories of mobilities, the research question and the choice of methods)

Skills

  • Must be able to assess the applicability of various positions in the philosophy of science in relation to a specific mobilities project and to apply their perspective on the study
  • Must be able to apply various methods of relevance to the study of mobilities
  • Must be able to evaluate the results of data collected by any given mobile method

Competences

  • Must be able to create a research design that combines relevant philosophies of science, theories and methods in answering a research question
  • Must have competencies in ensuring validity and reliability in a conducted mobilities study
  • Must have competencies in professional communication in cross-disciplinary contexts

Type of instruction

A mixture of lectures supplemented with hands-on exercises, seminars and workshops

Exam

Exams

Name of examApplied Philosophy of Science and Mobile Methods
Type of exam
Active participation/continuous evaluation
ECTS5
Permitted aids
Without aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Program Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleAnvendt videnskabsteori og mobile metoder
Module codeAODMTM1K174
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture & Design
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design