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Correlation and causation

March 10th, 2009 · No Comments · research

I am participating in a research design seminar, and this pearl from xkcd.com could not have been more relevant: “Correlation doesn’t imply causation, but it does waggle its eyebrows suggestively and gesture furtively while mouthing ‘look over there’.” This is a flyover for a really cool cartoon.

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KA 702 Human Development – papers

June 6th, 2008 · No Comments · psychology, research

  About a month ago, I attended a two day seminar on KA 702 Human Development. My research topic was Lev Vygotsky. Upon completion of the session, I wrote a reflection paper as part of my deliverables for this KA. KA 702 Human Development Reflection Paper My overview presentation on Vygotsky is posted here: http://epistemist.com/Papers/Lev [...]

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Awareness and “curse of knowledge”

May 21st, 2008 · No Comments · dissertation, research

A recent discussion at my Doctoral Competency online seminar was about ethics in academic research. One of the students made a great point about  importance of awareness. I agree that we have a fundamental responsibility to have self-awareness – to understand who we are, where we are coming from, and how we may be impacting [...]

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“Marketing actions can modulate neural representations of experienced pleasantness”.

May 14th, 2008 · No Comments · psychology, research

   I have just come across an interesting study that seeks to demonstrate that the price of wine has a physical impact on people’s enjoyment of it. Stanford and CalTech researchers discovered that the volunteers not only thought  the more expensive wine tasted better, but they actually experienced more pleasure when drinking it: the scientists were able [...]

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