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Pre-conference & PhD-course, August 27. – 28.

Where:…………………………..  Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Lillehammer. The campus is 5 km north of the centre of Lillehammer.
When: August 27th – 28th 2018
Context:   The PhD-course is also a pre-conference for International Association for Critical Realism (IACR) 21st Annual Conference, Lillehammer, August 29 – 31 2018, “Sustainability, Interdisciplinary and Transformative Change: A Critical Realist Response to the Crisis System”.
Study level: PhD
Credits: 3
Teaching language: English
Admission (requirements):  Applicants must have admission to a PhD program, i.e. a master’s degree with a ‘B’ average.
Course content: The course is offered in collaboration with the BUK PhD research program.
Responsible: Trond Jakobsen and Lene Nyhus, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Lillehammer
Coursework requirements: Prior to the course, we recommend that participants get to know the basic literature on the course. In addition, participants are asked to prepare a brief abstract, describing the participant’s research project, and prepare for a short presentation of the abstract/project. During the course, participants give an individual presentation and take active part in discussions during the two days course.
Reading list: Bhaskar, R., Price, L. & Danermark, B. 2018. Interdisciplinarity and Well Being, London, Routledge.

Bhaskar, R.  2016. Enlightened Common Sense The philosophy of Critical Realism (ed M. Hartwig), London, Routledge.

Danermark, B (et all) 2002. Explaining Society; Critical Realism in Social Science, London, Routledge.

Kjørstad, M. Solem, MB. 2017. Critical Realism for Welfare Professions, London, Routledge.

Teaching and supervision: This is an intensive course over two days, comprising a total of 12 hours. In addition, individual and group supervision will be available during the two days.
Examination:  To obtain 1 study point, 80% attendance in the course is required.
To obtain 3 study point, participants need to submit a course paper reflecting on issues concerning Critical Realism related to their own research (5-7 pages, Times New Roman 12, line spacing 1,5) after the course. The deadline for paper (essay) submission is October 31st 2018. Minimum 80% attendance is required.
Grading scale: Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale.
Course assessment: The course participants are encouraged to contribute to the course evaluation. An evaluation form will be made available to the candidates after the papers are handed in.
Registration: Will open in March
Abstract submission:  Register here.  Under Conference theme, choose “8 Pre-conference/PhD Course”.
Abstract deadline: May 30th. Under Conference theme, choose “8 Pre-conference/PhD Course”


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