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[ 300WIFOTHEU15 ] IK Philosophy of Science

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6 ECTS R - Doctoral programme Social Science Volker Gadenne 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Pre-requisites (*)keine
Original study plan Doctoral programme Social and Economic Sciences 2015S
Objectives The students shall acquire base knowledge skills in research (philosophy of science, science studies, science ethics) pertaining to their dissertations.
Subject This course focuses on the fundamentals of research (philosophy of science, science studies, science ethics) which are presented and discussed in reference to case studies. Topics include: What is scientific knowledge? Basics of theory testing; the validity of empirical designs; scientific integrity versus scientific misconduct; qualitative and quantitative evaluation of scientific research (peer review, impact factors); development and functions of the scientific publishing system; the social and public character of scientific methods; the art of scientific and academic writing.
Criteria for evaluation examination, attendance, in-class participation

Methods Lecture by instructor
Discussions on respective topics
Language German
Study material
  • Becker, Howard S. (1994) Die Kunst des professionellen Schreibens. Frankfurt
  • Biagioli, M. (Ed., 1999): The Science Studies Reader. New York & London
  • Chalmers, A. (1986): Wege der Wissenschaft. Berlin
  • Cummings, L. L. / Frost, P. J. (Ed., 1995): Publishing in the Organizational Sciences. London
  • Felt, U. et al. (Eds., 1995): Wissenschaftsforschung. Eine Einführung. Frankfurt / New York
  • Fröhlich, G. (2003): Der soziale und öffentliche Charakter der wissenschaftlichen Methoden. Linz
  • Musgrave, A. (1993): Alltagswissen, Wissenschaft und Skeptizismus. Tübingen
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 60
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority