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On Being a Scientist will provide you with an overview of scientific practice, what it means to be a scientist and allows you to become acquainted with academic conduct, thus meeting a demand for increased awareness in scientific integrity. This course is designed to inform you on topics as scientific integrity and social responsibilities of scientists. Broad questions, which are inseparably linked to these topics are discussed: namely regarding the nature of science and the societal role it fulfills. Course objectives: After this course you will: 1) Understand the basic principles of science, and know what is "not done". 2) Have a realistic image of science and scientists. 3) Recognize integrity dilemmas, know how to respond in clear cases, and have the skills to respond prudently in unclear cases. 4) Know and understand the differences and similarities of various disciplines. 5) Have a basic understanding of the role of science in society, realise your own societal responsibilities, and are able to take a position in societal issues where science plays a role. The course consists of a feature film, supported by short lectures, set to serve as a starting point for the discussions and assignments....
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Cursos 100 % en línea

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Nivel principiante

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Sugerido: 5 hours/week

Aprox. 27 horas para completar
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English

Subtítulos: English

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Introduction

Welcome! Before you start we invite you to first go through our introduction module and introduce yourself in the forum to meet your fellow learners. If you encounter any difficulties while studying, please let us know in the forum. For technical difficulties or questions regarding the course certificate, you can always contact the Coursera Learner Helpdesk. Good luck & we hope you will enjoy this course! ...
Reading
1 video (Total: 2 min), 8 readings
Reading8 lecturas
Meet the instructors & the team5m
Welcome to Leiden University5m
Complete our short survey5m
Graphic content warning1m
Tips for studying online10m
Being successful in an international virtual learning environment10m
Behaving in an academic way10m
Study guide10m
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1 hora para completar

What is Science?

This module discusses the nature of science, in particular the attempt by the philosopher Karl Popper to demarcate science from other kinds of knowledge. It also raises the question whether history is a science....
Reading
4 videos (Total: 19 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
On Being A Scientist Episode 17m
What is science? Part I6m
What is science? Part II4m
Reading1 lectura
Readings module 130m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
What is Science?20m

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Scientific questions

This module discusses the importance of posing the right scientific questions, as well as the nature of a good question. It also queries whether al scientific questions or research topics are allowable for an ethical point of view....
Reading
3 videos (Total: 15 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
On Being A Scientist Episode 29m
Scientific questions5m
Reading1 lectura
Readings Module 2m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Scientific questions15m

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Scientific results

This module discusses the scientific publication culture. It focuses on issues like authorship, choice of journal, the review process and citation scores as markers of scientific quality....
Reading
4 videos (Total: 22 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
On Being A Scientist Episode 37m
Publish or perish. Part I6m
Publish or perish. Part II6m
Reading1 lectura
Readings module 340m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Scientific results20m

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Scientific activities

This module questions the notion of a single scientific method. It also discusses such issues as publication bias, confirmation bias and questionable research practices....
Reading
4 videos (Total: 17 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
On Being A Scientist Episode 45m
The scientific method. Part I5m
The scientific method. Part II5m
Reading1 lectura
Readings module 4m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Scientific activities15m

Instructores

Bas Haring

Prof.dr.
Science

Frans van Lunteren

Prof. dr.
Science

Acerca de Universiteit Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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