Huomaa! Kurssikuvaus vahvistetaan kahdeksi lukuvuodeksi (1.8.2018-31.7.2020) kerrallaan ja esimerkiksi osaamistavoitteet, arviontimenetelmät ja keskeinen sisältö pysyvät pääsääntöisesti samana. Kullakin toteutuskerralla voidaan kuitenkin kurssiesitteen avulla tarkentaa ja muuttaa kurssin toteutustapaa, kuten kontaktiopetuksen järjestämistapaa, arviointimenetelmien painotusta tai materiaaleja.


The aim of the course is to support your research process and to develop your analytical skills in research-related reading, writing, and thinking. The course offers an opportunity to use basic philosophical tools in identifying the main normative and conceptual features of different research approaches.

Laajuus: 6

Aikataulu: 11.09.2019 - 18.12.2019

Vastuuopettaja (voimassa 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Matti Häyry

Vastuuopettaja (koskee tätä kurssikertaa): Matti Häyry

Kurssin yhteystiedot (koskee tätä kurssikertaa):

Kurssin CEFR-taso (koskee tätä kurssikertaa):

Opetuskieli ja suorituskielet (voimassa 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Voimassa 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The themes touched upon during the course include the ethical and rhetorical dimensions of the social sciences; the normative underpinnings of social research, business studies, and moral and political philosophy; the main features of universalist and positional approaches to research; and views of reality as a natural phenomenon and as a social construction.

  • Koskee tätä kurssikertaa:


    The Preliminary literature exam is on Wednesday 11 September 2019.

    ALSO, the number of required events is wrong. The correct figure is 10.

Toteutus, työmuodot ja arvosteluperusteet
  • Voimassa 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    1.      Preliminary literature exam 14 September 2016. Assessment: Pass / Fail. This cannot be compensated by other assignments. Literature: John Stuart Mill, The Logic of the Moral Sciences (also known as A System of Logic book VI; the eight edition of 1872 is preferable). Questions will test your understanding of the main points of each chapter. You will answer two of three stated questions. Literature, notes, and internet searches are allowed during the exam.

    2.      Participation in sessions and excursions. Assessment: Pass / Fail. Participants need to attend 12 events and show active interest in discussions.

    3.      Homework literature to be discussed during the course sessions. Assessment: Pass / Fail. Participants have to show their familiarity with the materials during discussions.

    4.      Facilitation of a discussion, possibly with 1-2 other participants, on a homework topic. Assessment: Pass / Fail.

    5.      Two presentations of your research topic a more general one at the beginning of the course and a more detailed one at the end. Assessment: Pass / Fail.

Työmäärä toteutustavoittain
  • Voimassa 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The Independent and Extra work consists of preparing a group presentation and two presentations of one's own doctoral work. Student experience has been that this is on the average level of workloads for doctoral courses.


  • Voimassa 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Preliminary literature exam and general reference: John Stuart Mill, The Logic of the Moral Sciences (the eight edition of 1872 is preferable, but others can be used).

    ·         Homework and facilitation assignments: Literature will be posted in MyCourses.

    ·         Lectures: Lecture presentations will be posted in MyCourses after each session.

    ·         Excursions: Some events will require prior reading, which will be made available.

  • Koskee tätä kurssikertaa:

    NB! The Study Plan information below is probably outdated and does not apply. Matti

  • Voimassa 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    If you have completed one /both of the courses 51D190 Philosophy of Social Science (3 ECTS cr) and 51L19201 Advanced Course in the Philosophy of Social Science (3 ECTS cr), please agree with the teacher and with your supervisor which of these courses can be included in your Study Plan.

    51D190 Taloustieteiden tieteen filosofiset perusteet 3.0 op

  • Voimassa 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Initial exam

SDG: Kestävän kehityksen tavoitteet

    4 Hyvä koulutus

    5 Sukupuolten tasa-arvo

    10 Eriarvoisuuden vähentäminen

    17 Yhteistyö ja kumppanuus



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