Advanced Applied Philosophy of Science

2024/2025

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Prior to this module, the student has a basic understanding of the philosophy of science. The module therefore increases the level of complexity from basic to advanced and is further extended with key perspectives on research design in project work.

The module will focus on how the philosophy of science influences the exploration and treatment of scientific issues in practice, including a focus on the relationship between paradigm choice, research design and specific research methods.

The module also includes an introduction to the ethical dimensions of working scientifically in practice in business economics.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:

  • theoretical concepts of science at an advanced level.
  • the relationship between philosophy of science, research design and methods.
  • relevant ethical dimensions of working scientifically in practice in business economics.

Skills

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:

  • identifying and formulating a business problem within the module's theme.
  • choosing and arguing for an appropriate project design on an advanced philosophy of science basis, including consideration and justification of methodological approaches, inclusion of theory and empirical data and data processing including the use of relevant software.
  • being able to reflect on how the chosen scientific theory has an impact on the project work and its outcome from problem formulation to conclusion and perspective.

Competences

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:

  • designing systematic methodological approaches to the study and treatment of key business issues.
  • combining theory and practice in an academic manner in order to investigate and address key business issues.
  • at an advanced level, making judgements and arguments on a scientific basis with a view to developing new knowledge.

Type of instruction

For information see §17.

Exam

Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • A prerequisite for participating in the exam is that the student has participated actively in developing written material during the module.

Exams

Name of examAdvanced applied philosophy of science
Type of exam
Written exam
Group examination with max. 6 students.
ECTS5
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleVideregående anvendt videnskabsteori
Module codeBAEØK202219
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionDanish and English
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Economics and Business Administration
DepartmentAalborg University Business School
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities