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Re: The science thread... « Reply #30 on: March 20, 2009, 10:09 AM »
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Super volcano pics!! Can't put a foot wrong today can you Charlie!!

It's the benefit of "working from home" Very Happy  Should probably do something useful, but this coffee just tastes too good...
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Re: The science thread... « Reply #31 on: March 20, 2009, 05:30 PM »
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More science please, Charlie. Educate us.
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Re: The science thread... « Reply #32 on: March 20, 2009, 05:34 PM »
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More science please, Charlie. Educate us.
  He does it so well too but we should give him a break he's got a living to earn!!! Rolling Eyes
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Re: The science thread... « Reply #33 on: March 20, 2009, 05:59 PM »
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More science please, Charlie. Educate us.

Whadda ya wanna know, honey?  I can't just tell you everything I know - that would take years... (well, hours anyway)

Think

Well, a few minutes at least...

sorry Crying or Very sad

Ok, ok - i admit it...  I cut and paste everything from wikipedia!!
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Re: The science thread... « Reply #34 on: March 20, 2009, 07:59 PM »
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Two new threads today today the. The one about marriage and this science one -both good meaty subjects to keep us going until The Man plays tennis again. Thanks for all the knowledge, Charlie and don't forget the book!!!! lol
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Re: The science thread... « Reply #35 on: March 20, 2009, 09:25 PM »
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Whadda ya wanna know, honey?  I can't just tell you everything I know - that would take years... (well, hours anyway)

Think

Well, a few minutes at least...

sorry Crying or Very sad

Ok, ok - i admit it...  I cut and paste everything from wikipedia!!

You bloody fraud. doh
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Re: The science thread... « Reply #36 on: March 20, 2009, 09:27 PM »
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Two new threads today today the. The one about marriage and this science one -both good meaty subjects to keep us going until The Man plays tennis again. Thanks for all the knowledge, Charlie and don't forget the book!!!! lol

Can't take credit for the marriage thread - that was Bev and Mark...  I just waded in with my size 12s and shouted my mouth off...

You bloody fraud. doh

Seriously, baby, what do you want to know?
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Re: The science thread... « Reply #37 on: March 20, 2009, 09:30 PM »
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Seriously, baby, what do you want to know?

I just like to hear you talk. Embarassed
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Re: The science thread... « Reply #38 on: March 20, 2009, 09:33 PM »
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I just like to hear you talk. Embarassed

Funny that... I like to hear me talk too Very Happy

Why don't you drop some knowledge on us about the wonders of the social sciences? What's captured your interest ths term?
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Re: The science thread... « Reply #39 on: March 20, 2009, 09:38 PM »
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Funny that... I like to hear me talk too Very Happy

Why don't you drop some knowledge on us about the wonders of the social sciences? What's captured your interest ths term?

Philosophy of Research. I thought we were going to be discussing qualitative vs. quantitative research again. Little did I know that we'd be getting deeper than Barry White's vocals.

Our coursework involves choosing a social science (I'm using psychology) and using studies within that discipline to determine whether or not psychology can be classed as a science. I'm going to be comparing Freud and Neuropsychology, to show two extremes. cmon yeah

Someone stole my idea yesterday, though, which pissed me off. I tried to help them with their coursework and then they ended up telling the lecturer that they were doing Freud vs. Neuropsychology. Mad
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Re: The science thread... « Reply #40 on: March 20, 2009, 09:45 PM »
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Philosophy of Research. I thought we were going to be discussing qualitative vs. quantitative research again. Little did I know that we'd be getting deeper than Barry White's vocals.

Our coursework involves choosing a social science (I'm using psychology) and using studies within that discipline to determine whether or not psychology can be classed as a science. I'm going to be comparing Freud and Neuropsychology, to show two extremes. cmon yeah

Someone stole my idea yesterday, though, which pissed me off. I tried to help them with their coursework and then they ended up telling the lecturer that they were doing Freud vs. Neuropsychology. Mad

B*gger - your just learned the first rule of science the hard way...  Don't tell anyone what you are doing till you've written it down!!

Philosophy of science is a bit of a grind, but it's worth it to get a good idea of how to conduct research.  My b*tching about the kind of science that tends to turn up on TV is because it tends to all be very qualitative - we observed this, it might mean this, etc...  No discussion of how you actually form a hypothesis, then test it emphirically to prove or disprove it.  For that reason lay people tend to think that scientists are either all-knowing or complete idiots!  The truth is normally a combination of the two...
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Re: The science thread... « Reply #41 on: March 20, 2009, 10:01 PM »
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B*gger - your just learned the first rule of science the hard way...  Don't tell anyone what you are doing till you've written it down!!

Philosophy of science is a bit of a grind, but it's worth it to get a good idea of how to conduct research.  My b*tching about the kind of science that tends to turn up on TV is because it tends to all be very qualitative - we observed this, it might mean this, etc...  No discussion of how you actually form a hypothesis, then test it emphirically to prove or disprove it.  For that reason lay people tend to think that scientists are either all-knowing or complete idiots!  The truth is normally a combination of the two...

I love philosophy of research. I really enjoy it. It's much more interesting than just going over research methods.
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Re: The science thread... « Reply #42 on: March 20, 2009, 10:03 PM »
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I love philosophy of research. I really enjoy it. It's much more interesting than just going over research methods.

Oh - that's good.  I thought I remembered you saying you didn't like it much when you started it?
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Re: The science thread... « Reply #43 on: March 20, 2009, 10:04 PM »
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Oh - that's good.  I thought I remembered you saying you didn't like it much when you started it?

No, I love it. I thought I'd enjoy neuropsychology much more than philosophy of research, but that hasn't been the case thus far.
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Re: The science thread... « Reply #44 on: March 20, 2009, 10:17 PM »
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No, I love it. I thought I'd enjoy neuropsychology much more than philosophy of research, but that hasn't been the case thus far.

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