Et Casestudie af vidensgrundlaget på HumBach

Simon Siegrist Andersen, Rye Hovmand Mortensen, Josefine Liv, Søndergaard Nielsen, Maria Frederikke, Roar Rehardt Hemmingsen Knudsen, Jønck Jesper Erik & Peter Jensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The purpose of this thesis is to expose the applied and produced knowledge in the projects written at the entry-level semesters of the HumBach (Bachelor in Humanities) at Roskilde University. By using simple random sampling for the selection of 11 HumBach projects, this thesis will show, that the general use of knowledge in projects at entry-level can be categorized within a humanistic paradigm. The focus is on the human sciences, thus seven human science paradigms is presented for categorizing the literature from the project-report’s bibliographies. These literature references represent the applied knowledge, and the project-report’s abstracts represent the produced knowledge. The following other categories are used: science, social sciences and UFK (out of category). It is argued that the produced knowledge is comparable with the applied knowledge in the project-reports. Furthermore it is investigated whether the HumBach curriculum influences the applied knowledge in the project-reports. The curriculums from 2003 and 2012 are used to illuminate to which degree it is suggested to draw on theories from the social sciences. The paradigms presented in the report takes base in Vanessa Sonne-Ragans definition of seven human theory of science orientations and furthermore Thomas S. Kuhn’s theory of paradigm helps to set clear boundaries between these paradigms. Through our analysis of the paradigms, defined by Sonne-Ragans, we conclude that the applied and produced knowledge in entry-level HumBach projects is nearly equally based on social science as on humanistic science. Furthermore we can conclude that more than half of the source references in the projects, can not be categorized and analyzed as scientific knowledge based on our analytic approach.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2014


  • RUC
  • HumBach
  • Videnskab
  • Videnskabsteori
  • Roskilde Universitet
  • Humanvidenskab