Methodology of Science

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Summer term 2018/2019, Wednesday, 09:05–10:35, room G362

Course description: The aim of this course is to provide students with an overview of the basic concepts pertaining to scientific research, with special regard to social science and the humanities. As students of this course, you will learn how to formulate a research project, design research questions, propose hypotheses and devise methods of hypothesis-testing. Upon finishing the course, you will be able to make an informed opinion on the wider social importance of the scientific enterprise, on the distinction between science and pseudoscience, on the relation between natural and social science (and the humanities), and on the nature of scientific progress.

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Important announcement

  • If necessary, you can retake the test on Wednesday June 12th at 9 am (room G362). Please subscribe in AIS2.

Exam topics

  • The topics covered on the final exam are listed here. I will be updating the list throughout the semester. (Updated on May 15!)

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