Reliability, validity, generalizability and credibility. Pt .1 of 3: Research Quality. Why language is not everything that Noam Chomsky said it is. Few scientific disagreements lead to public controversy.
But there are times when the subject or the participants in a debate so capture the public imagination that otherwise dry, technical matters of discord among researchers erupt into the media, eliciting a wide array of opinions from experts and non-experts. Getting the public interested is good for science if it leads to deeper thinking about things that are of importance to understanding our species.
And there is a controversy of just this type bubbling away for many years now in linguistics. Most recently, the disagreements in the field have pulled the American author Tom Wolfe into the fray, with a new book, The Kingdom of Speech, and a cover story in Harper’s Magazine on the topic. This has changed the debate a bit, engaging many more people than ever before, but now it’s centred around Wolfe, Noam Chomsky – and me. That is where my work comes in. Sign up for Aeon’s Newsletter But Chomsky is no Einstein.
Republish - Licence Only. Why You Should Be Glad That Quadrotors Have Learned to Dodge Swords. When that quadrotor fencing video showed up everywhere last month, we asked Ross Allen, the Stanford PhD candidate (and fencer) responsible for the research, if he’d be willing to talk to us about it.
He said sure, except his thesis defense was that Friday, so would we mind waiting a bit? It’s been a bit, and after a successful defense, Dr. Allen is somehow not sick and tired of robots and answered a bunch of our questions about quadrotors, swords, and why mixing them is such a great idea. Here’s the video that you (and a couple hundred thousand other people) probably saw a few weeks ago: The swordplay is cool, but even cooler is the fact that this is the first demonstration of truly “real-time kinodynamic planning” on a quadrotor system navigating an obstructed environment.
Research Methods. Research methods is a broad term.
While methods of data collection and data analysis represent the core of research methods, you have to address a range of additional elements within the scope of your research. The most important elements of research methodology expected to be covered in business dissertation at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels include research philosophy, research approach, methods of data collection, sampling and ethical considerations. Let’s look briefly at each of them separately. 1. Explorable - Think Outside The Box - Research, Experiments, Psychology, Self-Help. Basic Business Research Methods. Organizations use research, especially in market research activities.
Market research is used to identify potential markets, the needs and wants of each, how those needs and wants can be met, how products and services could be packaged to be most accessible to customers and clients, the best pricing for those products and services, who the competitors are and how best to complete against each, potential collaborators and how to collaborate with each -- and many other applications of research.
Organizations can conduct this research without having to have advanced skills. This topic aims to explain the most important practices in research that provide the most useful results. Electronic Resources for Research Methods. Mill's Methods. Mill's Methods are five methods of induction described by philosopher John Stuart Mill in his 1843 book A System of Logic. They are intended to illuminate issues of causation.
The methods Direct method of agreement If two or more instances of the phenomenon under investigation have only one circumstance in common, the circumstance in which alone all the instances agree, is the cause (or effect) of the given phenomenon. For a property to be a necessary condition it must always be present if the effect is present. Since this is so, then we are interested in looking at cases where the effect is present and taking note of which properties, among those considered to be 'possible necessary conditions' are present and which are absent. A B C D occur together with w x y z A E F G occur together with w t u v Therefore A is the cause, or the effect, of w. To further illustrate this concept, consider two structurally different countries. INN. A film about Martin Heidegger's philosophy.
Databases, EBooks and Technology for Research. 100 Search Engines For Academic Research. Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars.
It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. Many of our original 100 are still going strong, but we’ve updated where necessary and added some of our new favorites, too. Check out our new, up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for.
General Need to get started with a more broad search? The daily storyline of science. IS Theory. Diffusion in a periodic Lorentz gas. AIS Transactions on Replication Research. Memo: Memorandum on design-oriented information systems research. Home. Research Methods Festival 2014 #RMF14.
Spurious Correlations. Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. - Albert Einstein at BrainyQuote. Cooperation & Interoperability – Architecture & Ontology. NetLogo Home Page. NetLogo is a multi-agent programmable modeling environment.
It is used by tens of thousands of students, teachers and researchers worldwide. It also powers HubNet participatory simulations. It is authored by Uri Wilensky and developed at the CCL. You can download it free of charge. What can you do with NetLogo? Join mailing lists here. Download NetLogo Go to NetLogo Web. MASON Multiagent Simulation Toolkit.
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Real-Time Training of Team Soccer Behaviors. In Proceedings of the 2012 RoboCup Workshop. [paper] Keith Sullivan, Katherine Russell, Kevin Andrea, Barak Stout, and Sean Luke. 2012. RoboPatriots: George Mason University 2012 RoboCup Team. In Proceedings of the 2012 RoboCup Workshop. [paper] Keith Sullivan and Sean Luke. 2012. Repast Suite.
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