AK2036 Vetenskapsteori och vetenskaplig metodik med tillämpningar (naturvetenskap) 7,5 hp

Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications (Natural and Technological Science)


Informationen nedan baseras på en kursplan som är ersatt av en senare utgåva.

The aim of the course is to provide a deeper understanding of the methodological and underlying philosophical issues that arise in science, and inspire to reflection on such issues within the student’s own area of study. After having taken the course the student should have acquired basic knowledge of the foundational issues in the methodology and philosophy of science, specially as regards the natural and technological sciences.

  • Utbildningsnivå

    Avancerad nivå
  • Huvudområde

  • Betygsskala

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


VT19 Period 4 för programstuderande

HT19 för programstuderande

HT19 för programstuderande

HT19 för programstuderande

VT20 Period 3 för programstuderande

VT20 Period 4 för programstuderande

HT18 för programstuderande

HT18 för programstuderande

Information för forskarstuderande om när kursen ges

Kursansvarig: Johan Berg


The course provides an introduction to the theory and methodology of science and is intended for the Master student or beginning PhD student. One aim is to supply the basic concepts needed for placing the techniques and knowledge acquired in the student’s other courses in the wider context of the natural sciences. Another aim is to provide the basic intellectual tools that allow for a reasoned and critical assessment of results and methods from the wide variety of disciplines that the student is likely to encounter during his or her continued career in research and/or in professional life.

Kursens huvudsakliga innehåll

  • Scientific knowledge
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Causes and correlations
  • Observations and measurements
  • Experiments
  • Models
  • Law and explanations
  • Science for societal decision-making
  • The development of science
  • Research ethics


Lectures and seminars.


120 ECTS credits university studies. Proficiency in English corresponding to English B in Swedish gymnasium.



  • PRO1 - Projekt, 3,0, betygsskala: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminarier, 1,5, betygsskala: P, F
  • TENA - Tentamen, 3,0, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Ges av





Till Grüne-Yanoff <gryne@kth.se>

Övrig information

Undervisning sker på engelska.


Kursplan gäller från och med HT2010.
Examinationsinformation gäller från och med HT2008.