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A210AJ201 Philosophy of Science, 6 op 
Tunniste A210AJ201  Voimassaolo 01.08.2016 -
Nimi Philosophy of Science  Nimilyhenne Philosophy of S 
Laajuus6 op   
  ArvosteluasteikkoOpintojaksot 0-5,H,P 
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Vastuuyksikkö LUT School of Business and Management (23E1) 

Kristina Rolin 
Jorma Sappinen 

Opintojakson kuvaus opinto-oppaan mukaan

Compulsory course in methodology and scientific theory studies for all postgraduate students, and a compulsory prerequisite for doctoral studies in business.
The contact lessons will be organised if a minimum of ten students enroll. Applicants without a valid right to study at LUT apply through the open university by 1st of April 2018.
Students with a study right at LUT enrol directly to the instructor responsible by 1st of April 2018. Students enrolled will be sent an advance assignment, which must be completed in order to be able to take the course. The instructor responsible selects the students for the course. The requirements for passing the contact lessons are explained when the lessons begin.
The course will lectured in English, if needed.


Teaching starts in May 2018.




Associate Professor, Ph.D. Jorma Sappinen
Professor, Ph.D. Kristina Rolin


This course provides students basic knowledge of the philosophy of science in order to equip students for comparing and assessing scientific theories and research methods,
and for understanding theoretical and methodological discourse involving business administration.
The written assignments for the course give students extensive knowledge of the philosophy of science and allow them to use this knowledge in the evaluation and development of the motivation and argumentation of their own research.


Argumentation, theory of knowledge, induction and deduction, main schools of the science of philosophy, scientific explanation and the ethics of science.


16 h of lectures, 16 h of seminar work and independent work. The course is completed either a) by attending classes and completing the assignments/essays or b) by passing an examination on the course literature. In the academic year 2017-2018, examinations will be arranged on 5.10.2017, 29.1.2018 and 9.4.2018. Students register for the examination at least one week in advance to the Student Affairs Office or to the Open University depending on the study right. Detailed instructions will be sent to students who enroll for the course in spring 2018.

Soveltuvuus jatko-opintoihin (Kyllä/Jätä tyhjäksi) 


Kuulustelujärjestyksen mukainen tentti (Kyllä/Ei) 


Moodle-tentti (Kyllä/Ei) 


Exam-tentti (Kyllä/Ei) 



Literature examination:
(1) Godfrey-Smith, Peter: Theory and Reality; An introduction to philosophy of science, excluding chapter 14.
(2) Locke, Lawrence F. et al.: Reading and Understanding Research, 3rd ed.
(3) Bryman, Alan & Bell, Emma: Business Research Methods, 2nd, 3 rd  ed. chapters 1, 5 and 24 or 4th ed, chapters 2, 6 and 26.
(4) Academy of Management (AoM), Code of Ethics:
(5) Responsible conduct of research and procedures for handling allegations of misconduct in Finland. Guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board of Research Integrity, 2012:


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ilmoittaudu Philosophy of Science  KUULUSTELU   
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