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hsci100 lecture1 - HSCI 100 HSCI 100 Human Biology Human...

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Unformatted text preview: HSCI 100 HSCI 100 Human Biology Human Biology Mark S. Lechner, Ph.D. Mark S. Lechner, Ph.D. You, me and science You, me and science The Course The Course Content available in Content available in WebCT WebCT Includes syllabus Includes syllabus Components Components Lectures Lectures Readings Readings Tutorials Tutorials Online review/study/discussion Online review/study/discussion The Course The Course Reading Reading lectures lectures tutorials tutorials The Course The Course Schedule Schedule Check the syllabus Check the syllabus Key dates Key dates Exam 1 Exam 1 Jan. 29, 2009 Jan. 29, 2009 Exam 2 Exam 2 Feb. 26, 2009 Feb. 26, 2009 Exam 3 Exam 3 Mar. 2, 2009 Mar. 2, 2009 Your group presentation in tutorial Your group presentation in tutorial The Course The Course Assessment Assessment Exam I = 10% Exam I = 10% Exam 2 = 15% Exam 2 = 15% Exam 3 = 25% Exam 3 = 25% Ungraded lecture/tutorial exercises = 15% Ungraded lecture/tutorial exercises = 15% (points awarded for completion) (points awarded for completion) Group presentation in tutorial = 20% Group presentation in tutorial = 20% Tutorial participation = 10% Tutorial participation = 10% Online discussion = 5% Online discussion = 5% Bonus points are awarded for thoughtful questions raised during lectures The Course The Course Grading scheme Grading scheme F 0-59 D 60-69 C- 70-72 C 73-76 C+ 77-79 B- 80-82 B 83-86 B+ 87-89 A- 90-92 A 93-96 A+ 100-97 Grade Score (%) Readbeforehand Readbeforehand Consult schedule in syllabus Mader Chapters 1-3, 22.1-22.2 Nesse and Williams Chapters 1, 2 and 15 What do we know about science? What do we know about science? Science is a way of knowing about the natural world Science and scientists should be objective Scientific conclusions may change or be modified as our understanding and technology increase Science is studied using the scientific method The steps of the scientific method The steps of the scientific method Truth is more likely to emerge from error than vagueness Truth is more likely to emerge from error than vagueness Thomas Huxley Thomas Huxley Scientific Method Scientific Method Testable Testable i.e., falsifiable i.e., falsifiable Results can be reproduced or replicated Results can be reproduced or replicated independently independently Often this is formulated as the null hypothesis (H Often this is formulated as the null hypothesis (H ) ) and this may be rejected, which supports the and this may be rejected, which supports the...
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This note was uploaded on 08/05/2011 for the course HSCI 100 taught by Professor Marklechner during the Spring '10 term at Simon Fraser.

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