On Being a Scientist will provide you with an overview of scientific conduct & ethics, what it means to be a scientist and allows you to become acquainted with academic practice, thus meeting a demand for increased awareness in scientific integrity.
This course is designed to inform you on topics as scientific integrity and social responsibilities of scientists.
Broad questions, which are inseparably linked to these topics are discussed: namely regarding the nature of science and the societal role it fulfills.
After this course you will:
This module discusses the importance of posing the right scientific questions, as well as the nature of a good question. It also queries whether al scientific questions or research topics are allowable for an ethical point of view.
This module questions the notion of a single scientific method. It also discusses such issues as publication bias, confirmation bias and questionable research practices.
This module discusses the different stages of an academic career and some of the major hurdles an aspiring academic may encounter.
This module discusses the benefits and dangers of collaborations between science and industry.