EVIDENCE AND RESEARCH

WHAT IS SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY, ANYWAY? 

M Jan 10: Course intro

W Jan 12: Dissoi Logoi, Epoche, Exigence, Kairos

F Jan 14 :     Cognitive Biases Reflection Assignment

 

M Jan 17: Martin Luther King commemoration/class does not meet

W Jan 19: Cargo Cult Science & Scientific Integrity

F Jan 21: Evidence &  Appeals

 

M Jan 24:   Evidence Mapping Quiz (Rhetorical Analysis)  

W Jan 26: Research Terminology Review

F Jan 28: Evidence Test (take home)

M Jan 31: The Scientific Evidence Cycle/ Topic Discussion Day           

W Feb 2 :Types of Sources: Peer-Reviewed, Think Tanks, Meta-analyses

Th Feb 3: Evidence Test (take home) due in D2L dropbox, please

F: Feb 4: Types of Sources: Propaganda, PseudoScience, Fake News,                         Perception Management

M Feb 7: Kuhn Cycle Quiz / Assign   Annotated Bibliographies

W Feb 9: Open Sourcing Workshop:  Google Research Shortcuts

F Feb 11:   APA BASICS 

 

M Feb 14: Setting up Twitter research feeds in class; bring laptops.

W Feb 16: Rhetorical Analysis: UN Charter on Human Rights

F Feb 18:   Open workshop (optional attendance) for bibliographies

Feb. 21: Annotated Bibliographies Due in D2L dropbox, please

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.