ERIC Number: ED244180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Graduate Curriculum in Research and Philosophy of Science.
This paper describes a graduate curriculum in research and philosophy of science that was developed over a number of years at the California State University-Fullerton Counseling Program. The three objectives of the curriculum are presented, i.e., to provide a forum for discussion of issues generic to psychology; to provide a framework for evaluating different methods of inquiry and practice; and to enable master's level counseling students to integrate their practitioner training with knowledge of research methods and alternative epistemologies for theory testing. The overall design of this competency-based curriculum is discussed covering four broad areas of inquiry: (1) the epistemological foundation of science; (2) classical reductive experimentation; (3) the transcendence of classical science; and (4) phenomenology. The paper concludes with observations on students' response to the curriculum and its program effects. An outline of the curriculum content and course handouts are appended. (BL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California State University Fullerton; Phenomenology; Philosophy of Science
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (63rd, San Francisco, CA, April 1983).