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On Being a Scientist

On Being a Scientist will provide you with an overview of scientific conduct & ethics, what it means to be a scientist and allows you to become acquainted with academic practice, 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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Rating 5.0 based on 3 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Starts Apr 12 (5 days ago)
Cost $49
From Universiteit Leiden via Coursera
Instructors Bas Haring, Frans van Lunteren
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Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities Engineering Science
Tags Arts And Humanities Physical Science And Engineering Philosophy Research Methods

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Rating 5.0 based on 3 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Starts Apr 12 (5 days ago)
Cost $49
From Universiteit Leiden via Coursera
Instructors Bas Haring, Frans van Lunteren
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities Engineering Science
Tags Arts And Humanities Physical Science And Engineering Philosophy Research Methods

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