Theories of Science and Research Designs

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students completing the module, acquire the following: 

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Understanding of the history and theoretical framework of theories of science at a graduate level
  • Understanding of the relation between theories of science, research design and research methods at a graduate level
  • Understanding of the contents and interrelation of the positions of theories of science and capability of relating critically to them
  • Thorough knowledge of the relation to theories of science and research designs of own professional fields

Skills

  • Can use the basic complex of problems of theories of science in relation to assessment of courses and references in projects at a graduate level
  • Can independently assess the value and reliability of own science production in relation to scientific basic complexes of problems
  • Can independently assess the value and reliability of others’ research design and methodologies
  • Can use theories of science, research design and research methods within own fields at a graduate level
  • Can impart knowledge of theories of science and research designs to specialists as well as non-specialists

Competences

  • Can reflect critically on project-related choices of value bases, theories of science and methods
  • Can reflect critically on choices of qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Can take responsibility for continuous professional development through acquisition of new knowledge of the development and renewal of theories of science and research designs. 

Type of instruction

Lectures, workshops, seminars, assignments, etc.



Exam

Exams

Name of examTheories of Science and Research Designs
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentStated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleVidenskabsteori og forskningsdesign
Module codePGLBEMK17101
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudyboard for Planning, Geography and Surveying
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design
SchoolSchool of Architecture, Design and Planning