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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2019
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TAYJ13 Scientific Argumentation 1–10 ECTS
Organised by
Joint Doctoral Studies
Course is available for:
  • Graduate students
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Doctoral School
Curricula 2014 – 2015
TAYJ13 Scientific Argumentation 1–10 ECTS

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the doctoral student understands the basics of scientific argumentation and is able to identify and analyse the structure of arguments in scientific texts. S/he recognises the central types of arguments and knows how to evaluate their validity. S/he also understands the role of critical argumentation in scientific research and knows how to apply these skills in her/his own research.


The course concentrates on the role of argumentation in science and research. The doctoral students examine the structure and language of arguments and learn to identify them in texts. Different types of argumentation will be analysed and the most common ways of using argumentation erroneously are discussed. The students also learn to apply scientific argumentation to their own research.

Teaching language

English, Finnish

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
Participation in course work 
In English



Belongs to following study modules

Doctoral School
Basics of Scientific Research (Joint Doctoral Studies)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Doctoral School