Discover the principles of solid scientific methods in the behavioral and social sciences. Join us and learn to separate sloppy science from solid research!Solid Science: Research Methods - Online course by Univ of Amsterdam
About the course
This first course, Solid Science: Research Methods (in the Social and Behavioral Sciences), will cover the fundamental principles of science, some history and philosophy of science, research designs, measurement, sampling and ethics. This basic material will lay the groundwork for the more technical stuff in subsequent courses.
The course is comparable to a university level introductory course on quantitative research methods in the social sciences, but has a strong focus on research integrity. We will use examples from sociology, political sciences, educational sciences, communication sciences and psychology.
Week 1: Origins of the scientific method
Week 2: The scientific method
Week 3: Research designs
Week 4: Measurement
Week 5: Sampling
Week 6: Practice, ethics & integrity
Week 7: Study week
Week 8: Exam week
No previous knowledge is required.
September 1, 2014 - October 26, 2014
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