Theories of Science and Research Designs

2019/2020

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Has an understanding of the history and theoretical framework of theories of science at the Master’s level
  • Has an understanding of the relation between theories of science, research designs and research methods at the Master’s level
  • Has an understanding of the contents and interrelation of the positions of theories of science as well as the capability of relating critically to these at the Master’s level
  • Has a thorough knowledge of the relation of his/her own professional fields to theories of science and research designs.

Skills

  • Can use the basic problems of theories of science in relation to the assessment of sources and references in projects at the Master’s level
  • Can independently assess the value and reliability of his/her own science production in relation to scientific basic problems
  • Can use theories of science, research designs and research methods within his/her own fields at the research level
  • Can communicate knowledge of theories of science and research designs to specialists as well as non-specialists.

Competences

  • Is able to reflect critically on project-related choices of values, theories of science and methods
  • Is able to continuously develop professionally through the acquisition of new knowledge of the development and renewal of theories of science and research designs. 

Exam

Exams

Name of examTheories of Science and Research Designs
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies

Facts about the module

Danish titleVidenskabsteori og forskningsdesign
Module codePGLSUSK19102
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

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