Philosophy and Methodology of Science Winter 2017.pdf

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Philosophy of Science Winter 2017 Exam Marking Scheme In the exam the students have 3 hours to complete two tasks for 30 points in total. Task 1 Students have to choose five terms to explain. Terms in task one are marked pass/fail meaning that if the student demonstrates a basic understanding of the term full marks are awarded. Task 2 Task is designed to enable students to express their creativity and critical thinking. There are no “correct” answers or specific theories that students have to mention (however, there are suggested starting points , mentioned in the marking scheme). Instead students are invited to structure the answer around (and in support of) their own opinion on the issue at hand. Standard essay-style formatting and structure (with formal introduction and conclusion) are welcome and required for the maximum grade (10 out of 10). Here are descriptions of what is expected at each level of the marking scale from 0 to 10: 10 Outstanding In addition to fulfilling all the conditions for a level 9, the work displays an outstanding depth of understanding of the relevant literature, together with some originality in terms of clarifying the implications of a thesis or suggesting a new example or counterexample. 9 Excellent The topic is addressed clearly and precisely. Relevant literature is understood and used appropriately. Analysis of positions and concepts is thorough and rigorous. Arguments are logically coherent and justified by reasons or evidence.
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