Scientific Reasoning

HPSC-X200 — Fall 2020

Instructor
Stavros Roupakas
Days and Times
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., *class meets second eight weeks only
Course Description

The pursuit of scientific knowledge involves systematic observations, formulating testable hypotheses, and developing a theory consistent with the available data and other accepted theories. This course touches upon logical principles underlying inference and illuminates the critical methodologies that distinguish science from pseudoscience, such as inductive strength, conceptual rigor, causation, validity, and falsifiability. Core examples will be drawn from medicine and from cognitive science.

3 credits

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