The research process and how to get a PhD out of it : Introduction course for PhD students

Olsen, P. B. (Participant)

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    PART ONE - The Practical Construction of the PhD DAY 1: 18 January 2009 12-13: Registration and light lunch in the lecturing room 13-13.30: Introduction and presentation, Associate Professor John Howells and Poul Bitsch Olsen 13.30-14.45: Research questions and the entrance to philosophy of science and its implications for your choice of method, Associate Professor Poul Bitsch Olsen, RUC 14.45-15.00: Coffee 15.00-16.30: Seminar on research questions and their relation to a field of knowledge and method. 16.45-18.00: The role of theory, Associate Professor John Howells, ASB DAY 2: 19 JANUARY 2009 9.15-10.45: The literature review and the process of writing the dissertation, Associate Professor Lars Fuglsang, CBIT 10.45-11.00: Coffee 11.00-12.30: Student presentations 1: Choice of research question related to theoretical background 12.30-13.30: Lunch 13.30-15.00: Student presentations 2: Choice of method and how related to research question 15.00-15.15: Coffee 15.15-16.15: Workshop 1: The Discipline of Dissertation Writing (i.e. habits ex. allocating fixed writing times, filing systems, of eliminating unnecessary personal relationships (see Sternberg!)). Associate Professor John Howells. Butler, G. and Hope, T. (1995) Manage your mind: the mental fitness guide. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 16.15-17.15: Workshop 2: The structure of the dissertation – anthology or monography? Associate Professor Flemming Sørensen, 18.30-20.00: Joint Dinner - venue to be announced Day 3: 20 JANUARY 2009 PART TWO – Classical Theories of Science Associate Professor Peter Kesting Part two focuses on the systematic investigation of some problems of classical theory of science and some answers that have been given in history: What can we know about reality? How can we acquire insights about reality? What are ‘scientific insights’ after all? 9.15 – 10.15: Introduction to classical theory of science 10.15 – 10.30: Coffee 10.30 – 12.00: ‘The quest for the true essence of life’: Plato’s doctrine of ideas and after 12.00 – 13.00: Lunch 12.00 – 13.30: ‘All ideas are developed from experience’: Locke’s empiricism and after 13.30 – 13.45: Coffee 13.45 – 15.15: ‘Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent’: Logical empiricism 15.15 – 15.30: Coffee 15.30 – 17.00: ‘Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths’: Critical rationalism DAY 4: 21 January 2009 9.15-10.45: ‘A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it:’ Kuhn and the structure of scientific revolutions 10.45-11.00: Coffee 11.00-12-30: Reconstruction: What to do? 12.30-13.30: Lunch PART THREE: The Practical Value of Philosophies of Science Associate Professor Poul Bitsch Olsen Different perspective conduct different epistemic practices, techniques, studies in empirical or practice fields – which we have to be able to communicate with. Book: Fuglsang, Lars and Olsen, PB (eds)., (2005) 'Videnskabsteori i Samfundsvidenskaberne,' København, Roskilde Univesity Press Gerard Delanty & Piet Strydom,(eds.) (2003) ”Philosophies of Social Science” Maidenhead, Open University press. Isbn pb:0335208843 13.30-15.45: 'Practical philosophical understandings of science and theorizing in social sciences. With examples from research in innovation' I. (general presentation)': Associate Professor Lars Fuglsang 16.00-16.45: Epistemologies and Quality (Poul Bitsch Olsen) 17.00-18: Access to sources - the politics and management of data gathering for social science research. John Howells. DAY 5: 22th January 2009 9.15-10.45: Technique 1 Working with images - generation of data and production of strategies for analysis. Christina Hee Pedersen, CBIT. Read 10.45-11.00: Coffee 11.00-12.00: Technique 2 Critical Incident Technique and Dispatch Technique (PBO and Lars Fuglsang). 12.00-13.00: Lunch 13.00-15.30: Preparation and seminars 13.00-13.30 Individual reflection. Take one position only. Explain how to relate to this perspective. How is it attractive. How does it provide important research technique and quality. 20 min for preparation and notes. 13.30: Presentation and discussion in seminars. 1 or 2 slides 15.00-15.30: Reflections on how to understand different positions and to maintain dialogue with other positions. Finale 16.30: Departure
    Period18 Jan 2009 - 22 Jan 2009
    Event typeSeminar
    LocationRoskilde, Denmark