Course development and history
Part 1: The history of ideas within technological sciences, 2.5 credits.
The emergence of the global science community.
The study of classics of the theory of science
Part 2: The theory and method of the technological sciences, 5 credits
The research process (academia/industry, technically enhanced learning, cultural aspects)
Qualitative and quantitative aspects of research methods such as questionnaires, interview studies, textual analysis, observational studies, ethnographic studies and case studies.
Action/Design based research
Give examples and account for one of the trends in the emergence of the global science community.
Account for and compare the fundamental features of one of the classical theories of knowledge.
Identify some common research approaches and reflect on their strengths and weaknesses.
Be able to formulate your own research plan, including ethical considerations, and explain the chosen research approach by referring to the perspectives presented in the course.
Formulate constructive criticism/feedback to other doctoral students (presentations and project)
Seminars and lectures.
Admitted to third-cycle programmes
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Cohen, L; Manion, L; Morrison, K. (2011). Research Method in Education. Routledge
Latour, B (1987). Science in Action, How to Follow Scientists and Engineers through Society. Cambridge Mass. Cambridge University Press
Kuhn, T (1996). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. 3rd Edition. The University of Chicago Press; Chicago and London.
Marshall, C. & Rossman, G (2006). Designing Qualitative Research. 4th Edition. Sage
and a selection of articles / texts according to agreement with the course responsible.
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.
A pass grade on all parts
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ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences
Kristina Edström (email@example.com)