Interesting information, well presented. The course gave me new ways of looking at scientific studies and research that will, I believe, make me a more sophisticated consumer of science reporting.
This course opened me up to all sorts of perspectives and ideas that I never thought about. I was unaware of the field of the philosophy of science. I really appreciated the exposure!
par Varsha M•
Truly fantastic course. The philosophy of science can be made wonderful and almost magical.
par Mucho M•
Great experience! The course enlightened my approach in the way I think about science.
par RAPHAELA B D O•
This course changed my mind about Science. It was a great investment.
par Edgar G•
A great introduction to the basis and the actual practice of science.
par Keith S A•
Great job! Very good, but just not nearly long enough!
An excellent crash course in the philosophy of science
par Vivien R•
I'd recommend this course to any scientist.
par Wolfgang W•
Excellent content and awesome presentation
par Richard D V•
This is a great course in Science. Thanks.
par Xiomara N•
I loved this course and all the material.
par Philip W•
i am looking forward to more training!
par Laura G•
Very interesting. I loved to do it.
par K.M S U•
It was a great course.
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par Harris C•
Well structured course, Prof. Weisberg's videos were clear, articulate, Vanessa of the teaching staff was very supportive, encouraging, and engaged in participants' comments. I wish there could have been some opportunity to contrast other lines of inquiry about the world in which we live, broadly speaking "the arts," which I think could help us better understand the inquiry about the "the sciences." To carry this a bit further, the legal system has elements of the scientific inquiry (e.g., "peer review" via jury, rules of evidence, cross examination) yet it isn't, and perhaps shouldn't be "scientific. And what are the structure and rules of inquiry in a subject such as history that allow "truth" to be discovered? I present these points also to indicate that this course got me thinking.
par Lauri E•
The course was very well done: the lectures were coherent, concise, and well articulated, the readings were interesting but easy to grasp. Perhaps the quizzes were a bit too easy, and in a weird way detailed, asking about very small specifics at times. Naturally, a course like this can only scratch the surface of the topic, but at least I feel I myself got some new tools to dig deeper into the world of philosophy of science.
par Nicholas J•
Four and one-half stars. The course work was simple and well presented, as were the lectures. One of the exams included duplicate answers and another had a grammatical error, but it was easy enough to figure out the answers. I really appreciated the assignment, finding it both challenging and accessible. Thanks to The University of Pennsylvania for putting out this program!
par Paul T•
I found the material of the course very interesting as I have a background in physics and astronomy. The discussion on bias and methods for reducing it was well done.
I did have difficulty navigating the course material at times. It did not feel very intuitive to me, but I caught on after a while.
Thanks you for an over-all good experience.
par Arun V•
This was a very brief overview of a few key concepts in the philosophy of science. However, the course doesn't go into any significant detail at all. It has nonetheless whetted my appetite for further reading on the topic, to which there is no substitute in philosophy.