Science 301: Scientific Reasoning I

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Science 301: Scientific Reasoning explores the mathematical methodology of empirical science through a consideration of the philosophical underpinnings of this methodology and through the study of probability and statistics. Students consider the processes of evaluating experimental evidence used to confirm or disconfirm testable hypotheses and learn to identify various fallacies in evidential reasoning.

Texts Used

  • Bacon, Novum Organum
  • Fisher, “The Mathematics of a Lady Tasting Tea”
  • Selected Readings

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