Seminar on Cognitive Sciences
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|
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.|
- 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.
(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.
|Study outside of Class (preparation and review)||Students must attend the class after completing the reading and the assignment.|
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)