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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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Cours en ligne à 100 %

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Approx. 25 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : 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 vidéo (Total 2 min), 8 lectures
Video1 vidéo
Reading8 lectures
Meet the instructors & the team5 min
Welcome to Leiden University5 min
Complete our short survey5 min
Graphic content warning1 min
Tips for studying online10 min
Being successful in an international virtual learning environment10 min
Behaving in an academic way10 min
Study guide10 min
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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 vidéos (Total 19 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
On Being A Scientist Episode 17 min
What is science? Part I6 min
What is science? Part II4 min
Reading1 lecture
Readings module 130 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
What is Science?20 min

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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....
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3 vidéos (Total 15 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video3 vidéos
On Being A Scientist Episode 29 min
Scientific questions5 min
Reading1 lecture
Readings Module 2 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Scientific questions15 min

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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....
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4 vidéos (Total 22 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
On Being A Scientist Episode 37 min
Publish or perish. Part I6 min
Publish or perish. Part II6 min
Reading1 lecture
Readings module 340 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Scientific results20 min

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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....
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4 vidéos (Total 17 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
On Being A Scientist Episode 45 min
The scientific method. Part I5 min
The scientific method. Part II5 min
Reading1 lecture
Readings module 4 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Scientific activities15 min

Enseignants

Bas Haring

Prof.dr.
Science

Frans van Lunteren

Prof. dr.
Science

À propos 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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