1. Lecture Time and Location
- Time: 08:00 - 11:00, Each Wednesday
- Location: 434, Teach Building 2.
2. Course Information
This course is designed to expose students to the academic side of scientific research. They will learn the basic concepts of science and scientific research. They will also learn how to synthesize results, present them, and explore related topics. Students will analyze and discuss published research articles, engage in conversations with the teacher about different aspects of research, and design and present their own research.
3. Lecture Notes
- 01. What is science
- 02. Falsifiability
- 03. Operationism and essentialism
- 04. Testimonials and case study
- 05. Correlation and causation
- 06. Getting things under control
- 07. The artificality criticism
- 08. The importance of converging evidence
- 09. The issue of multiple causation
- 10. Probablistic reasoning
- 11. The role of chance
Part II. Academic reading
- 12. Category and structure of academic articles
- 13. References in academic articles
- 14. Databases, journals, and search engines
- 15. Bibliography softwares
Part III. Academic writing
- 16. Good writing
- 17. Window onto the worold
- 18. Curse of knowledge
- 19. Web, tree, and string
- 20. Arcs of coherence
Part IV. Remaining problems in scientific practice
- 21. Bias
- 22. Hidden flexibility
- 23. Unreliability
- 24. Data horarding
- 25. Corruptibility
- 26. Internment
- 27. Redemption
- Oral presentations
- Presentation Lists: Link
Procedure of Scientific Research
- Chambers, C. (2017). The seven deadly sins of psychology: A manifesto for reforming the culture of scientific practice. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
- Evans, J. S. B. T. (2016). How to Be a Researcher: A strategic guide for academic success. East Sussex, FA: Routledge.
- Leek, J. (2016). How to be a modern scientist: Leanpub.
- Stanovich, K. E. (2013). How to think straight about psychology (10 ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.
- Pinker, S. (2014). The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. New York, NY: Penguin.
Writing Style of American Psychological Association
- American psychological association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6 ed.). Washington, DC: American psychological association.
- Nicol, A. A. M., & Pexman, P. M. (2010). Displaying your findings: A practical guide for creating figures, posters, and presentations. Washinton, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Perrin, R. (2012). Pocket Guide to APA Style: Cengage Learning.
- Hock, R. R. (2009). Forty studies that changed psychology: Explorations into the history of psychological research (6 ed.). New Jersey, NJ: Pearson Education.