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AK2018 Advanced Course in Research Ethics 4.5 credits

This course develops themes that were introduced in AK2017 Introduction to research ethics. The focus is on problems that the students choose for their individual project tasks.

After the course the student should be able to describe and discuss research ethical problems in her own subject area independently. The student should also be able to provide a nuanced account of different possible approaches to specific problems, and should be able to analyze and discuss ethical arguments in relation to these different approaches.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AK2018 (Autumn 2010–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

This course develops themes that were introduced in AK2017 Introduction to research ethics. The focus is on problems that the students choose for their individual project tasks.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to describe and discuss research ethical problems in her own subject area independently. The student should also be able to provide a nuanced account of different possible approaches to specific problems, and should be able to analyze and discuss ethical arguments in relation to these different approaches.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Higher education studies comprising 120 ECTS in the areas of natural sciences/technological sciences or equivalent. English proficiency equivalent to Swedish gymnasium English B.

Recommended prerequisites

AK2017 Introduction to Research Ethics, 3 credits, or equivalent/similar subject is recommended. Please note: a 1-2 credits ethics module included in some first cycle course, or in TaMoS, is not enough to count as equivalent to AK2017.

Equipment

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Literature

Course literature will be announced on the course web page no later than four weeks before the course starts.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

  • INL1 - Assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Exam (TEN1, 1.5 credits), Pass/Fail. Written assignment (INL1, 3 credits), A-F.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AK2018

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Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Karin Edvardsson Björnberg (karin.bjornberg@abe.kth.se)

Supplementary information

Former course code: 1N1121