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Class Notes for SPED102 at Macquarie University

Why People Believe Weird Things: Making Rational Decisions in an Irrational World

SPED102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Central Tendency, Pathological Science, Multiple Comparisons Problem
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Week 12 SPED102: Review Topic 1: We can all be misled We tend to rely on personal experience and judgement to make assessments and decisions Regardless of education, intelligence or background we can ALL be fooled We trust...

Special Education
SPED102
Mark Carter
SPED102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Statistical Significance, Publication Bias, Design Of Experiments
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Parapsychology - The Paranormal: The truth is out there (or only in our minds?) Outline: Parapsychology and paranormal beliefs Who believes and what do they believe? Talking to the dead Research o...

Special Education
SPED102
Mark Carter
SPED102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Music Therapy, Germ Theory Of Disease, Chiropractic
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Health Related Pseudoscience Conventional Firefighting o Based on western assumption that fire involves a chemical reaction involving the exchange of electrons between atoms to form new molecules with release of energy o R...

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SPED102
Mark Carter
SPED102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Kavale, Message Passing, Apraxia
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Pseudoscience in Education: What is a theory in science? Term is used very loosely The term theory is often (but not exclusively) used to refer to an explanation for observations that has been extensively tested, found to ...

Special Education
SPED102
Mark Carter
SPED102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Central Tendency, Subgroup Analysis, Comorbidity
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Bad Research: A Primer for the Ethically Challenged Multiple comparisons fallacy and the sharpshooter fallacy: Research applications Other strategies to bias your research Some tricks to misrepresent your presentation of d...

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SPED102
Mark Carter
SPED102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Standard Deviation, External Validity, Statistical Hypothesis Testing
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Research Methods Week 6 SPED102 The process of research Scientific methods involve procedures used for collecting/interpreting information that minimise bias and provides dependable and generalizable ...

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SPED102
Mark Carter
SPED102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Dietary Supplement, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, Spiritualism
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SPED102 Week 5: Pathological Science Pathological science The science of things that arent so scientists get it wrong too They key issue is how mistakes are handled Langmuir summarises the pitfalls that scientists may fall...

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SPED102
Mark Carter
SPED102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Carmen Lawrence, Confirmation Bias, Recall Bias
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Cognitive Biases Part Two: Anchoring Effects (cognitive bias): o The tendency of arbitrary baseline values to affect decisions o The common human tendency to rely too heavily on the first piece of information offered (the ...

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SPED102
Mark Carter
SPED102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Facilitated Communication, Homeopathy, Paleolithic Diet
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Science vs. Pseudoscience What is science? From the Latin scientia meaning knowledge Refers to the process of obtaining an organised body of knowledge about natural phenomena through systematic, objective, replicable and r...

Special Education
SPED102
Mark Carter
SPED102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Confirmation Bias, Coin Flipping, Pareidolia
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Cognitive Biases Examples of Weird Beliefs: Beliefs that if true, would overturn current scientific worldview o Mediumship talking to the dead o Telepathy, precognition, psychic healing o Homeopathy (alternative medical su...

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SPED102
Mark Carter
SPED102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Confirmation Bias, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, Fox Sisters

SPED102 Lecture Week 5 V: Pathological Science The science of things that arent so Scientists get it wrong too! The key issue is how mistakes are handled Langmuir summarises the pitfalls that scientists may fall into Most ...

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SPED102
Anne McMaugh
SPED102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Interquartile Range, Descriptive Statistics, Paracetamol

SPED102 Lecture Tutorial Notes Week 6 VI: Research Methods Good vs Bad Science Revision Scientific Method(s) Scientific methods involve procedures used for collecting and interpreting information that minimises bias and...

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SPED102
Anne McMaugh
SPED102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Multiple Comparisons Problem, Pareidolia, Motivated Reasoning

SPED102 Lecture Week 12 XII: Putting it all Together We can all be mislead We tend to rely on personal experience and judgement to make assessments and decisions Regardless of education, intelligence, or background we can...

Special Education
SPED102
Anne McMaugh
SPED102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Automatic Writing, Statistical Significance, Apraxia

SPED102 Lecture Week 9 IX: Education Related Pseudoscience So, what is a theory in science? Term is used very loosely The term theory is often (but not exclusively) used to refer to an explanation for observations that has...

Special Education
SPED102
Anne McMaugh
SPED102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Samuel Hahnemann, Pseudoscience, Acupuncture

SPED102 Lecture Week 10 X: Health Related Pseudoscience Conventional firefighting Based on the western assumption that fire involves a chemical reaction involving the exchange of electrons between atoms to form new molecul...

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SPED102
Anne McMaugh
Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: Dualism (Philosophy Of Mind), Ethical Egoism, Noumenon

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM PPhilosophy METAPHYSICS I: UNIVERSALS ...

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PHLD79H3
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Sociology - Reference Guides

Sociology is the study of the principles that underlie social order. In this concise Guide, the reader has ready access to clear explanations and examples of important sociological theories. The often complex and contradic...

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SOCA02H3
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