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48955-01 - Seminar: Tools and Methods of Natural Sciences Research 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2022
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Joschka Wiegleb (joschka.wiegleb@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt We will mix lectures, case studies, and self-organized work shadowing to gain knowledge about selected methods and approaches of the natural sciences. G. Erni Cassola will provide input on the scientific method in general and on specific methods, occasionally with the help of guest speakers.
In addition, students will collect methodological expertise during work shadowing and literature work. The seminar will focus on methods which are relevant for sustainable development topics.
Lernziele The students
- understand the difference between a scientific and a non-scientific approach to a question;
- can formulate scientific hypotheses and can distinguish them from a question or idea;
- and know about the difference between an observation and an experiment, induction and deduction, empiricism and rationalism, descriptive and experimental approaches.

The students
- understand the influence of observer, equipment, and experimental design on the outcome of an experiment;
- know about sample sizes, research design, and error types;
- understand the importance of positive / negative controls and standards.

The students
- know natural science methods that are important in the context of sustainability, such as molecular species identification, water quality parameters, behavioral assays, community assessments, assays for chemical contaminants, and others;
- and know what kind of information these methods can provide and are aware of their limitations.
Literatur Optional reading:
Godfrey-Smith, Peter (2003): Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. The University of Chicago Press: Chicago and London.

Material handed out during the semester/seminar.
Bemerkungen Mandatory seminar for all MSD students.

This seminar is offered by MSD. Dr. des. Joschka Wiegleb is a staff member of MGU (Mensch-Gesellschaft-Umwelt), Dep. of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences.

 

Teilnahmebedingungen Only for MSD students (incl. preparation semester). No other students admitted.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Course enrollment on MOnA should be completed by the beginning of the teaching period
(withdrawal possible until Monday of week five).
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 21.02.2022 – 30.05.2022
Zeit Montag, 12.15-14.00 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 21.02.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Montag 28.02.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Montag 07.03.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Fasnachtsferien
Montag 14.03.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Montag 21.03.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Montag 28.03.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Montag 04.04.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Montag 11.04.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Montag 18.04.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Ostern
Montag 25.04.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Montag 02.05.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Montag 09.05.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Montag 16.05.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Montag 23.05.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Montag 30.05.2022 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Module Modul: Interdisziplinäre Forschung zu Nachhaltigkeit (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Regular attendance, active participation, oral presentation and written report.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Universität Basel
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Departement Umweltwissenschaften

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