Scientific Methodology:The aim of the course is to give PhD students a thorough understanding of the meaning and implications of science. Aspects covered will include applied and basic science (differences,applications, etc.). Methodologies, validation approaches and literature coverage will be fully covered.
Content and learning outcomes
Intended learning outcomes
The course consists of 15 seminars of 1.5 hours each, with at least 3 submitted reports.
Literature and preparations
Master of Science
Thomas Kuhn, "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions", 2nd Ed., The Univ.of Chicago Press Ltd. 1970, USA
Alan F. Chalmers, "What is this thing called science?"; 3rd Ed., Open University Press, 1999, UK
Articles and theses produced at IIP; chosen by course members.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL1 - Assignment, 5.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- RAP1 - Report, 2.5 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.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 FMG3007