EVIDENCE AND RESEARCH
WHAT IS SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY, ANYWAY?
M Aug 21: Course intro
W Aug 23: Dissoi Logoi, Epoche, Exigence, Kairos
F Aug 25: Cognitive Biases Reflection Assignment
M Aug 28: YouTube tours
W Aug. 30: Cargo Cult Science & Scientific Integrity
F Sept 1: Evidence & Appeals
M Sept 4: Class does not meet/Labor Day holiday
W Sept 6 : Research Terminology and Mapping
F Sept 8: Evidence Test (take home)
M Sept 11: The Scientific Evidence Cycle/ Topic Discussion Day
W Sept 13 :Types of Sources: Peer-Reviewed, Think Tanks, Meta-analyses
F: Sept 15: Types of Sources: Propaganda, PseudoScience, Fake News, Perception Management; Evidence Test due in D2L dropbox
M Sept 18: Kuhn Cycle Quiz / Assign Annotated Bibliographies
W Sept 20: Open Sourcing Workshop: Google Research Shortcuts
F Sept. 22: APA BASICS
M Sept 25: Setting up Twitter research feeds in class; bring laptops.
W Sept 27: Research Roundtable
F Sept 29: Open workshop (optional attendance) for bibliographies
M Oct 2: Annotated Bibliographies Due in D2L Dropbox
Rhetorical Analysis: UN Charter on Human Rights
"Cargo Cult Science,"
1973 Cal Tech commencement speech
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,
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.