On successful completion of the course, the candidates:
The course provides an overview of a history of ideas that explains the background for the emergence of modern science relevant to the disciplines of the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences. Relevant philosophical texts that form the basis for relevant scientific traditions (positivism, empiricism, hermeneutics, phenomenology, and recent critical theories) will be reviewed.
1. General introduction to theories of science - philosophical foundations and historical overview
2. Philosophy of science - paradigms, approaches, objectivity, and subjectivity in scientific knowledge
3. Research ethics
4. The link between theory, methods and the candidates’ own research illustrated by integrating the literature to the individual PhD projects
Approved essay related to the candidates’ project and specialisation.
Compulsory attendance and participation in lectures and group work, and presentations as stated in the course pamphlet.
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