Research Methods & the Scientific Process

Autumn 2011 schedule

Wed and Fri 9:00-12:00, Rm 122 AJMJ

Next Class Meetings

Fri Dec 9, 9:00-12:00

Known Blackout Dates

Current Lecture Notes

  1. Sept 14
  2. Sept 16, poisson.r
  3. Sept 21
  4. Sept 23, rmtest1.R
  5. Sept 28, rmtest2.R
  6. Oct 5, rmtest3.R
  7. Oct 14, rmtest4.R
  8. Oct 19, binom.txt , central.r , norm.txt
  9. Oct 21, tnorm.r , QUADRAT.R , QUAD2.R
  10. Oct 26, tsim.r , sbias.r
  11. Nov 16
  12. Dec 2
  13. Dec 7
  14. Dec 9 , diagn.r

2010 Lecture Notes

  1. Sept 22
  2. Sept 29
  3. Oct 20
  4. Oct 27
  5. Nov 10

Research Proposal Template

2011 Final Student Research Proposals

2010 Final Student Research Proposals

2009 Final Student Research Proposals

Readings

  1. Feder: epistemology of science
  2. Binker: critical thinking
  3. Platt: effective induction
  4. Ahl: deterministic and probabilistic explanation
  5. Loehle: scientific creativity
  6. Ford 1: scientific method
  7. Ford 4: research plan
  8. Lee: scientific method and techniques
  9. Ratti: research design
  10. Schwarz 3: field study design
  11. Schwarz 2: introduction to statistics
  12. Sit: p-values
  13. Yoccoz: significance
  14. Stephens: hypothesis testing and model selection
  15. Pickett: scientific talks
  16. Wolff: seminar style
  17. Cherry: statistical tests
  18. Mitchell: strong inference example
  19. Gerrodette: inference and hypotheses

2007 AUG 30, last updated on 2012 APR 26
goodman@rapid.msu.montana.edu