FHV315 Philosophy of Science and Research Methods, Public Health
Showing course contents for the educational year 2019 - 2020 .
Course responsible: Ingeborg Amalie Pedersen
Teachers: Geir Aamodt
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
The course starts up in August, but it runs through the autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually.
First time: Study year 2017-2018
M-FOL and M-FOL-DEL
- Introduction to important traditions within philosophy of science
- Introduction to various kinds of research questions and the relationship between research questions and design.
- Introduction to research ethics
- Introduction to various qualitative research design, data collection methods and analysis
- Introduction to various quantitative research design, data collection methods and analysis
- Introduction to quality requirements in qualitative and quantitative research
- Have knowledge of important tradisions within philosophy of science and approaches relevant to the field.
- Have knowledge of the ethical issues related to research in the field.
- Have knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research design, data collection methods and data analysis traditions.
- Have knowledge of assessing the quality of qualitative and quantitative research.
- Be able to reflect critically and independently on relationships between research questions, research design, choice of methodology and research ethics.
- Be able to use important qualitative and quantitative methods and software for analysis.
- Be able to reflect critically on the choice of research design, methodology and research results based on scientific arguments.
- Be able to apply their knowledge and skills on research related issues
- Be able to analyze and handle relevant ethical issues connected to practice and research
- Be able to communicate issues connected to the field, and analyzes and conclusions based on the discipline's expression, both with experts and the public
- Be able to contribute to innovation in research and evidence-based practice and participate in professional critical reflection.
Lectures, lectures via video, seminars, data-lab and self study
An overview will be available upon the start of the course
Bachelor degree or similar
Assignment in philosophy of science and in qualitative method, written exam in quantitative method. Written exam count 40% and each assignment 30% of final grade. All parts have to be passed to obtain a final grade.
Reduction of credits:
Overlap with the courses MAFOLK4000 and MAFOLK4100 combined.
Type of course:
The course is based on 5 gatherings, approx.15 days full time.
External examiner will participate in part of the evaluation.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / F