Theory of Science, 3 creditsVetenskapsteori, 3 hp
- Course code
- Course name
- Theory of Science
- 3 credits
- Form of Education
- Higher Education, study regulation 2007
- Main field of study
- G2 - First cycle 2
- Grading scale
- Fail (U), pass (G) or pass with distinction (VG)
- Department of Clinical Neuroscience
- Decided by
- Programnämnd 8
- Decision date
- Revised by
- Education committee CNS
- Last revision
- Course syllabus valid from
- Autumn 2021
Specific entry requirements
To be eligible to advance to this course, students must have no more than 15 credits remaining from the previous term, and no credits remaining from any terms preceding this.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- account for the meaning of basic terms and concepts that occur within the philosophy of science
- relate concepts and theories within the philosophy of science to the psychological research field
The course gives an introduction to the philosophy of science. Example of subjects that are included in the course is: the knowledge concept, induction and deduction, falsificationism and paradigms.
The course contains teacher-supervised lectures, at least one discussion seminar and writing of individual written assignment. The course assumes independent studies of course literature.
The course is examined in the following way:
1) written examination (is graded U (Fail), G (Pass) or VG (Pass with distinction)
2) individual written assignment (is graded U, G or VG)
The course is graded U, G or VG.
The grade G requires at least G on examination assignment 1.
The grade VG requires VG on examination assignment 1 and 2.
Possibility of exception from the course syllabus' regulations on examination
If there are special grounds, or a need for adaptation for a student with a disability, the examiner may decide to deviate from the syllabus' regulations on the examination form, the number of examination opportunities, the possibility of supplementation or exemptions from the compulsory section/s of the course etc. Content and learning outcomes as well as the level of expected skills, knowledge and attitudes may not be changed, removed or reduced.
If the course is cancelled or goes through substantial changes, information about interim regulations will be stated here.
Course evaluation, based on the expected learning outcomes of the syllabus, takes place according to KI's local guidelines. Results and possible actions are communicated to the students in the course web page.
The course will not be credited in a degree together with another course the student has completed and passed which completely or partly corresponds to the contents of this course. The following course is (partly) overlapping: 2PS010, Theory of Science, 4.5 credits.
Literature and other teaching aids
Fjärde upplagan : Stockholm : Bokförlaget Thales,  - 272 sidor ISBN:9789172351141 LIBRIS-ID:pz05f60zm66bxl3v Library search