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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
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
11.00-12.30: Student presentations 1: Choice of research question related to theoretical background
13.30-15.00: Student presentations 2: Choice of method and how related to research question
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
11.00-12-30: Reconstruction: What to do?
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
11.00-12.00: Technique 2 Critical Incident Technique and Dispatch Technique (PBO and Lars Fuglsang).
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.