Philosophy of Social Science

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode GEPSSHGP
Vaknaam Philosophy of Social Science
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Philosophy of Social Science, Human Geography and Planning
Leerdoelen Identify key positions in the philosophy of social science, recognise the relevance of these issues for key debates in their particular field of science, have insight into the possibilities and limitations of social science, evaluate the key positions discussed in this course, defend key positions against objections.
Omschrijving This course consists of two themes aimed at helping students better understand the assumptions all researchers make in designing and carrying out a research study. The first theme focuses on the philosophy of the social sciences, will be mainly taught by Dr. Menno Rol, a Professor of Philosophy. The second theme focuses on the research cycle, and will mainly be taught by Dr. Christina Prell, a Professor of Cultural Geography. In structuring this course, deliberate attention was given to have an interplay between these two themes, in order to help students to arrive at a deeper understanding of the assumptions underlying decisions made in the research act, and in the process, to also give students more practical skills in designing elements of their own research study.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm Lectures
Toetsvorm Examination with multiple choice questions, Examination with open questions, Interim test with multiple choice questions, Interim test with open questions
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator C.L. Prell
Docent(en) C.L. Prell
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Articles.
A Student′s Introduction to Geographical Thought: Theories, Philosophies, Methodologies. SAGE Publications.
Couper, P. (2014) ca. €  40,00
Entreevoorwaarden
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
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