IHMJ101 Theory of Science (3–5 cr)

Study level:
Postgraduate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Education and Psychology
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



1. Science vs. Pseudoscience
2. Knowledge, Truth and Perception
3. Underdetermination and Power
4. Concepts and Definitions
5. Causality and Laws
6. Theories and Models
7. Scientific Inference and Explaining
8. Measurement and Experiments
9. Meaning and Understanding
10. Quantitative, Qualitative and Mixed Methods
11. Validity and Reliability
12. The Scientific Worldview

Completion methods

Internet course

Learning outcomes

PhD student:
- masters the key concepts of theory of science
- conceives the main features of central approaches to philosophy of science
- understands profoundly the specific features of scientific conduct and is able to apply them in her/his own work
- recognizes the special theory of science questions of her/his own field and is able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of typical answers given to them
- understands the differences between various branches of science and respects them

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (3–5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
No published teaching