The studies Philosophy of science and general research skills (20 ECTS) – or more informally joint studies – are open to all ULapland doctoral candidates and constitute a part of the doctoral degree. Joint studies provide doctoral candidates with an ability to independently and critically apply scientific research methods in creating new academic information.
Joint studies are divided into five modules:
1. Scientific thinking and argumentation skills (3–6 op)
2. Orientations in the philosophy of science and methodological starting points (2–6 op)
3. Research ethics (2–6 op)
4. Research skills (2–6 op)
5. Methodological skills (2–6 op)
One module can have a selection of many courses to choose from or only a couple of options. The modules focus on themes, but courses from different modules can discuss or contain references to the same themes. There is no specific order in which courses should be taken, but individual courses can have recommendations about previous studies. There are courses both in autumn and spring terms in all modules.
All modules have courses both in English and Finnish. The course description on WebOodi is presented in the language of the course. If the course is implemented in both English and Finnish, the description is available in both language versions of WebOodi.
Read the course descriptions and register for the courses on WebOodi > Instruction and courses > By study guide > Graduate School - Philosophy of science and general research skills, 2017-18.
Kindly note the following: if you have registered for a course but find out that you cannot make it, please remember to cancel your registration.
Module 1: Scientific thinking and argumentation skills (3–6 ECTS)
FILO1105 Logiikka ja argumentaatioteoria / Logic and theory of argumentation (3 ECTS) Possibility to take the course online.
- TUTA0102 Philosophy of science and argumentation (3 ECTS) (formerly: FILO1107 Tieteenfilosofia / Philosophy of science, 3 ECTS) The lectures are in Finnish. The literature exam can be taken in English; other languages can also be possible. Possibility to take the course online in Finnish.
FILO1108 Erikoisala I, argumentaation perusteet / Specialization I, basics of argumentation (4 ECTS) The lectures are in Finnish. The literature exam can be taken in English; other languages can also be possible.
Module 2: Orientations in the philosophy of science and methodological starting points (2–6 ECTS)
TUKO1186 Hermeneutics and phenomenology (3 ECTS)
- TUKO1238 Philosophy of social sciences (3 ECTS)
Possibility to participate in the lectures via an online connection.
- TUKO1260 Philosophy of art (3 ECTS) Please contact the teacher if you wish to take this course in English.
- UMUO1214 Philosophy of science in the realm of art (3 ECTS) Please contact the teacher if you wish to take this course in English.
Module 3: Research ethics (2–6 ECTS)
• TUKO1246 Research ethics (1 ECTS, 2 ECTS) Online course that has been created in collaboration between Finnish universities, and the teacher of the course is dr Henriikka Mustajoki (formerly Clarkeburn). There will be two opportunities to take this course: an online course in summer 2018 with one study credit, and an online course including a contact teaching day in autumn 2017 with two study credits.
Module 4: Research skills (2–6 ECTS)
TUKO1111 Writing in English (4 ECTS)
- TUKO1113 Presenting I: the academic audience (3 ECTS)
- TUKO1244 Presenting II: unfolding research to various audiences (3 ECTS)
- TUKO1243 Orientation day for doctoral candidates (1 ECTS) The orientation day will take place on 15 September 2017. Both new and more advanced doctoral candidates are warmly welcome! Registration on WebOodi. Participating through an online connection is also possible.
- TUKO1245 Presenting and participating in the academic community (3–6 ECTS) There is no registration for this course on WebOodi, because you can get the credits by participating in various events organised at different times. Please read the course description carefully.
- TUKO1251 Research: from planning to impact (1 ECTS)
- TUKO1259 Open science (1 ECTS) National online course.
- YMEN1804 Scientific information retrieval (2 ECTS)
Module 5: Methodological skills (2–6 ECTS)
TUKO1239 Qualitative analysis course (3–4 ECTS)
- TUKO1240 Webropol course for doctoral candidates (1 ECTS)
- TUKO1242 ATLAS.ti laadullisen analyysin tukena (2 ECTS) *
- TUKO1257 Discourse analysis: data clinic (3–4 op)
- TUKO1261 R programming (2 ECTS) *
- TUKO1262 From topic to choice of approach and methodology in empirical research (1 ECTS)
- TUKO1266 Narrative research (2–3 ECTS)
- YMAT1390 Summer school of methodologies in tourism studies (5 ECTS)
- UYLE0339 Visual methodologies (3 ECTS) *
- UYLE0301 Introduction to visual analysis (3 ECTS) *
- UKUL1112 Presence of history and the uses of historical knowledge (2 ECTS) *
- UKUL1201 Approaches to cultural history (3 ECTS)
Please contact the course teacher to ask about the possibility to take this course in a language other than Finnish. There are literature examinations for this course.
- UKUL1204 Use of archives and archive documents (2 ECTS) *
- UKUL1227 Analysis and interpretation of archive sources (3 ECTS) *
- UYLE0342 History of design (3 ECTS)
If you’re interested in the course, please contact the course teacher to ask about the possibility to take this course in a language other than Finnish. There are literature examinations for this course.
- SMEN0311 Multivariate data analysis (4 ECTS)
* If you’re interested in the course, please contact the course teacher to ask about the possibility to take this course in a language other than Finnish.
Curriculum planning group
Pälvi Rantala, Faculties of Education and Social Sciences, chair
Jaana Erkkilä-Hill, Faculty of Art and Design
Ville Jakkula, Language Centre
Liisa Hallikainen, Library
Anniina Oksanen, Faculty of Law
Arto Selkälä, Faculty of Social Sciences
Coordinator Annukka Jakkula served as the secretary.