Description: What are crucial dilemmas that researchers meet in their practice? How do these dilemmas affect the way researchers see their work? How do researchers think about the knowledge they produce? This course addresses such questions by examining four key tensions in research:

Scientific advancement: design or accident?
Choosing a scientific approach: quantitative and qualitative studies?
Does problem-solving generate scientific progress?
Objectivity and subjectivity: where does objectivity rest?
The course will explore these dilemmas by engaging in conversation professors from different research fields. With the involvement of participants, the course will provide an insight into the key issues of theory of science but from the "floor" of scientific practice.

Organizer: Professor Paola Valero, email:

Lecturers: Professor Peter Axel Nielsen, Professor Per Halkjær Nielsen, Associate Professor Ole Ravn, and Professor Paola Valero


Time: 7-8 May, from 9:00-16:00

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7E/3-109

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 23 April