Seminar on Cognitive Sciences

Numbering Code G-EDU46 57424 SE46
G-EDU46 57424 SE12
G-EDU46 57424 SE30
Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits Course Type topics seminar
Target Year Master's students Target Student
Language English Day/Period Wed.5
Instructor name KAMITANI YUKIYASU (Graduate School of Informatics Professor)
KUMADA TAKATSUNE (Graduate School of Informatics Professor)
NISHIDA SHINYA (Graduate School of Informatics Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Group reading and discussion on methods for transparent and reproducible research in psychology and neuroscience.
Course Goals - To learn about the issues regarding the poor reproducibility of published research and the questionable research practices in psychology and neuroscience.
- To learn to think critically about the conclusions made by researchers.
- To learn best practice methods for transparent and reproducible research
Schedule and Contents The instructors select several relevant papers for each class and assign homework. The following topics will be discussed.

(1) Introduction
(2-4) Replication crisis in psychology and neuroscience
(5-10) Research methods
(11-13) Open science
(14, 15) Discussion and feedback
Evaluation Methods and Policy Grades will be determined by the scores of assignments given in each class.

Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students must attend the class after completing the reading and the assignment.
References, etc. The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology: A Manifesto for Reforming the Culture of Scientific Practice, Chris Chambers, (Princeton Univ Press, 2019), ISBN:0691192278
Science Fictions: Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype in Science, Stuart Ritchie, (Vintage Digital, 2020)