VT409E Philosophy of Science and Research Ethics

10 november 2015 12:00 - 11 november 2015 16:30

Saltstraumen

Vebjoern Karlsen_www.nordnorge.com_Bodoe
November 10-11, 2015 (part 1) and January 12-13, 2016 (part 2)

The Business School at University of Nordland takes pleasure in inviting you to a doctoral course (PhD) in the theory of science and research ethics. The aim of the course is to provide doctoral students opportunities to become familiar with old and new perspectives in the theory of science and research ethics with general relevance for social sciences and economics. The conference will also focus on the philosophical and methodological preconditions in the research projects of the participants. The doctoral course will combine lectures with discussions. The course consists of the introductory part (part 1) that will be followed up by part 2 where the participants have to present theory of science and/or research ethics papers related to their research projects (PhD project).

Faculty will be Professor Ove Jakobsen (Ove.Jakobsen@uin.no), the Business School at University of Nordland, and Professor Anders Lindseth, University of Nordland.

The conference fee is NOK 4.100 including 2 hotel nights, all meals during the conference and conference material. Participation in this conference will give 7,5 ECTS credits with paper. Language used will be Norwegian and/or English depending upon the composition of the participants. For practical information contact Grete Knudsen (Grete.Knudsen@uin.no, tlf. +47 75 51 76 77).
Transport from Bodø Graduate School of Business to Saltstraumen may be arranged.
Maximum number of participants will be 10. Decision concerning admission is made according to the time of registration among the qualified applicants.

Course Objectives:


The aim of the course is to provide doctoral students opportunities to become familiar with different perspectives in the theory of science and research ethics with general relevance for social sciences and economics. The debates about the nature of scientific methods, theories of confirmation, the demarcation of science from non-science, the rationality of theory change, and scientific realism will be focused. The students will also be enabled to apply their knowledge of the subject to contemporary debates about science policy and to understand the terminology and concepts presupposed by advanced literature in the area.
The course will pay special attention on the philosophical and methodological preconditions in the research projects of the participants. The doctoral course will combine lectures with discussions. The course consists of the introductory part (part 1) that will be followed up by part 2 where the participants have to present theory of science and/or research ethics papers related to their research projects (PhD project).
The conference fee is NOK 4.100 including 2 hotel nights, all meals during the conference and conference material. Participation in this conference will give 7,5 ECTS credits with paper. Language used will be Norwegian and/or English depending upon the composition of the participants. For practical information contact Grete Knudsen (Grete.Knudsen@uin.no, tlf. +47 75 51 76 77).
Transport from Bodø Graduate School of Business to Saltstraumen may be arranged.

Maximum number of participants will be 10. Decision concerning admission is made according to the time of registration among the qualified applicants.

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Tentative program

Module 1
Tuesday November 10th
12.00- 12.30 Welcome and Introduction
12.30-13.30 Presentation of participants.
13.30-14.30 Lunch
14.30-15.30 The relevance of Philosophy of Science (Ove Jakobsen)
15.30-15.45 Pause
15.45-16.45 Perspectives in Philosophy of Science (Anders Lindseth)
16.45-17.00 Pause
17.00-18.00 Guest lecture
19.30 Dinner

 


Wednesday November 11th

08.45-11.15 Presentation of the students PhD projects with focus on Philosophy of Science
and Research Ethical Questions. Plenary discussions.
11.15-11.30 Pause
11.30-12.30 Scientific realism and social constructivism (Ove Jakobsen)
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Scientific and hermeneutic research (Anders Lindeseth)
14.30-14.45 Pause
14.45-15.45 Research ethics (Ove Jakobsen)
15.45.16.30 Plenary discussions and evaluation

Module 2
Tuesday January 12th
12.15- 13.00 Connections to the first section
13.00 -13.45 Lunch
13.45-14.15 Project presentation 1
14.15-14.45 Project presentation 2
14.45-15.00 Pause
15.00-16.00 Mechanic and organic worldviews (Ove Jakobsen)
16.00-16.15 Break
16.15-16.45 Project presentation 3
16.45-17.15 Project presentation 4
17.15-17.30 Break
17.30-18.00 The demarcation of science from non-science (Anders Lindseth)
19.30 Dinner

Wednesday January 13th 
09.00-09.30 Project presentation 5
09.30.10.00 Project presentation 6
10.00-10.15 Break
10.15- 11.00 Practical knowledge (Anders Lindseth)
11.00-11.15 Break
11.15-11.45 Project presentation 7
11.45-12.15 Project presentation 8
12.15-13.00 Lunch
13.00- 13.30 Project presentation 9
13.30-14.00 Project presentation 10
14.00-14.15 Break
14.15-15.00 Different kinds of explanation: methodological individualism and
methodological collectivism (Ove Jakobsen)
15.00-15.15 Summing up

Deadline for registration: October 1, 2015