EVIDENCE AND RESEARCH

WHAT IS SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY, ANYWAY? 

M Aug 22: Course intro

W Aug 24: Dissoi Logoi, Epoche, Exigence, Kairos

F Aug 26:     Cognitive Biases Reflection Assignment

 

M Aug 29: YouTube tours

W Aug. 31: Cargo Cult Science & Scientific Integrity

F Sept 2: Evidence &  Appeals

 

M Sept 5:   Class does not meet/Labor Day holiday

W Sept 7 : Research Terminology and Mapping

F Sept 9: Evidence Test (take home)

M Sept 12: The Scientific Evidence Cycle/ Topic Discussion Day           

W Sept 14 :Types of Sources: Peer-Reviewed, Think Tanks, Meta-analyses

F: Sept 16: Types of Sources: Propaganda, PseudoScience, Fake News,                             Perception Management; Evidence Test due in D2L dropbox

M Sept 19: Kuhn Cycle Quiz / Assign   Annotated Bibliographies

W Sept 21:  Open Sourcing Workshop:  Google Research Shortcuts

F Sept. 23:   APA BASICS 

 

M Sept 26: Setting up Twitter research feeds in class; bring laptops.

W Sept 28: Research Roundtable

F Sept 30:   Open workshop (optional attendance) for bibliographies

M Oct 3: Annotated Bibliographies Due in D2L Dropbox

                Rhetorical Analysis: UN Charter on Human Rights

TCU Responsible Conduct of Research

Richard Feynman's

"Cargo Cult Science,"

1973 Cal Tech commencement speech

Scientific Integrity: 

Do not fool yourself; repeat or replicate studies to check results. One study does not prove anything.

Do not fool other scientists.  

 

Publish all results, whether they were what you would have preferred to see or not.

Do not fool the layman. Be honest about the implications of your inquiries.

WHAT DOES "CARGO CULT" MEAN?

Scientific Integrity, Thomas Kuhn Style

PURDUE OWL (GRAMMAR RESOURCE)

For guidance on grammar, style, spelling, and just about any other issue that comes up in academic writing, we recommend that you use the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).  The Purdue OWL is world famous, user friendly and even better,

it's SEARCHABLE!

APA STYLE GUIDE

We will be using APA (American Psychological AssociationO style to document sources in this course.  This method of citing sources is the most widely used at TCU, especially in the sciences, social sciences, kinesiology, environmental sciences, nursing, and business.  The good news:  a searchable guide is available at the Purdue OWL APA section.