Doing Science is
an 8 credit program offered in the Fall of 2003.
Meeting time: Saturdays 9 AM to 5 PM. Meeting place: Lib 3500.
Online discussion group and chat room
Welcome! This site is here to keep you informed.
Please visit it often! Breaking news and items of interest will be posted
on this page. Please use the links to the left to access program information.
you can find the forms here.
You'll need MS-Word. Follow the instructions to install the forms on your
computer. Please bring 2 copies of your self evaluation and 1 copy of
the faculty evaluation.
The Doing Science CRN is 10188. The
evaluation conference schedule for Kevin's students is here.
and faculty) may be turned in to the program secretary Julie Douglass
in Seminar Bldg 3127.
wondering what you're supposed to know? Here's
a checklist along with some example problems.
Some answers have now been posted as well. You should review these pages
before our next class, on the 6th of December.
of you wanted a copy of the statistics problems we were working on in class
on November 8. The problems are available here.
also discussed real and made-up data for coin tosses. A worksheet with sample
data on this is available from www.lhs.logan.k12.ut.us/~jsmart/streakwrk.htm
modified food: check out this list
of recent articles in the magazine New Scientist.
This magazine is published in the United Kingdom. Does that matter, for
is an article that says we're due for a major worldwide flu epidemic. Their
reasoning is based on a questionable assumption regarding probabilities.
Can you find the problem?
Please note: the following lecture
outlines are not intended to be a complete exposition of the ideas as presented
and ethics: Why would someone want to create an artificial
virus in the laboratory?
(see also here)
Should this be allowed? Post your comments to the
Take a look at this! What does it tell you about what you see versus what
you think? Try reading it slowly, and then try just skimming it!
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can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs
is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by itslef but the wrod as a wlohe.