Philosophy of Science: Philosophy of Science (online course), 3 op
Philosophy of science examines and explain the nature of science and its distinctive features among forms of human inquiry. Distinguishing genuine science from activities that cannot be called scientific is closely linked to characterization of the scientific method. This course introduces the core issues in the philosophy of science, the debates about the nature of the scientific method, theories of confirmation, and the demarcation of science from non-science. Participants will learn about the key thinkers in philosophy of science, and gain practical and deeper understanding of their own doctorate research projects.
Course is given in Moodle learning environment as an online course.
Course consists of the following parts:
- Knowledge and Truth
- Perception, Cognition and Biases
- Philosophical Positions
- Theories and Models
- Scientific Inference and Explaining
- Concepts and Definitions
- Quantitative and Qualitative Research
- Quality of Research