Category Archives: Stuff about research

Comments on Deslauriers “Improved learning in a large-enrollment physics class”.

The role of traditional teaching is taking a beating from some/many quarters in HE. Often the evidence against traditional teaching is from educational research which by the standards of a typical scientist, is rather questionable. This is a pity as … Continue reading

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The White Swan hypothesis: How not to fool yourself in research

There is a simple test that I use to determine whether a potential graduate student is in a suitable frame of mind to undertake post-graduate research in science, and this test seems applicable to most disciplines (maybe except Maths). Ask … Continue reading

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