Borderlands of Science

How to Think Like a Scientist and Write Science Fiction

Author: Charles Sheffield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 367

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The science fiction writer explores the territories that science is just beginning to penetrate, in a prescient book about the future of scientific inquiry

How to Think Like a Scientist

Answering Questions by the Scientific Method

Author: Stephen P. Kramer

Publisher: T.Y. Crowell Junior Books

ISBN: 9780690045635

Category: Science

Page: 44

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Every day you answer questions-dozens, even hundreds of them. How do you find the answers to questions? How can you be sure your answers are correct?Scientists use questions to learn about things. Scientists have developed a way of helping make sure they answer questions correctly. It is called the scientific method. The scientific method can help you find answers to many of the questions you are curious about.What kind of food does your dog like best? Is your sister more likely to help you with your homework if you say please? Can throwing a dead snake over a tree branch make it rain? The scientific method can help you answer these questions and many others.Stephen Kramer's invitation to think like a scientist, illustrated by Felicia Bond's humorous and appealing pictures, will receive enthusiastic response from young readers, scientist and nonscientist alike.

How to Think Like a Social Scientist

Author: Thomas F. Pettigrew

Publisher: Harpercollins College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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With examples drawn from throughout the behavioral sciences, How to Think Like a Social Scientist fosters careful, critical thinking about psychology and the social sciences. Throughout the text, Pettigrew encourages readers to apply newly developed critical thinking skills to the nature of theory, comparisons and control, cause and change, sampling and selection, varying levels of analysis, and systems thinking in the social sciences.

The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist

Author: James Longuski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387682228

Category: Science

Page: 174

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This book translates "thinking like a rocket scientist" into every day thinking so it can be used by anyone. It’s short and snappy and written by a rocket scientist. The book illustrates the methods (the 7 secrets) with anecdotes, quotations and biographical sketches of famous scientists, personal stories and insights, and occasionally some space history. The author reveals that rocket science is just common sense applied to the extraordinarily uncommon environment of outer space and that rocket scientists are people, too. It is intended for "armchair" scientists, and for those interested in popular psychology, space history, and science fiction films.

How to Think Like a Computer Scientist

Learning with Python

Author: Allen Downey,Jeffrey Elkner,Chris Meyers

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781441419071

Category: Computers

Page: 248

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"How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python" is an introduction to computer science using the Python programming language. It covers the basics of computer programming, including variables and values, functions, conditionals and control flow, program development and debugging. Later chapters cover basic algorithms and data structures. *** Published under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. Money raised from the sale of this book supports the development of free software and documentation.

Solving Everyday Problems With The Scientific Method: Thinking Like A Scientist (Second Edition)

Author: Mak Don K,Mak Angela T,Mak Anthony B

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813145323

Category: Science

Page: 348

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This book describes how one can use The Scientific Method to solve everyday problems including medical ailments, health issues, money management, traveling, shopping, cooking, household chores, etc. It illustrates how to exploit the information collected from our five senses, how to solve problems when no information is available for the present problem situation, how to increase our chances of success by redefining a problem, and how to extrapolate our capabilities by seeing a relationship among heretofore unrelated concepts. One should formulate a hypothesis as early as possible in order to have a sense of direction regarding which path to follow. Occasionally, by making wild conjectures, creative solutions can transpire. However, hypotheses need to be well-tested. Through this way, The Scientific Method can help readers solve problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations. Containing real-life examples of how various problems are solved — for instance, how some observant patients cure their own illnesses when medical experts have failed — this book will train readers to observe what others may have missed and conceive what others may not have contemplated. With practice, they will be able to solve more problems than they could previously imagine. In this second edition, the authors have added some more theories which they hope can help in solving everyday problems. At the same time, they have updated the book by including quite a few examples which they think are interesting.

Using Solo Taxonomy to Think Like a Scientist

How to Develop Curious Minds with the Science Capabilities

Author: Pam Hook

Publisher: Essential Resources Limited

ISBN: 9781776553921

Category: Education

Page: 82

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This resource takes SOLO Taxonomy and combines it with current theories on how students learn and effective pedagogies. It shows how to develop curious minds in science by accessing learning through the science capabilities, collaboration, citizenship and community.

How to Survive Your PhD

The Insider's Guide to Avoiding Mistakes, Choosing the Right Program, Working with Professors, and Just How a Person Actually Writes a 200-Page Paper

Author: Jason R. Karp

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402247486

Category: Study Aids

Page: 224

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How to Survive Your PhD is your insider's guide to avoiding mistakes, choosing the right program, working with professors, and just how a person actually writes a 200-page paper When you're getting your PhD, you never know what surprises to expect. But now, you can be prepared! How to Survive Your PhD is your step-by-step guide to the right way to tackle every part of the doctoral process. Getting your PhD is not an easy process, and the decisions you make before and during your doctoral work can mean the different between having a PhD in four years or eight, Jason Karp has been there and made the mistakes and he shows you just what to avoid, what you should be doing, and how to make the best use of your time and resources. Plus insider tips on: Choosing Your School Dealing with Finances Picking the Right Academic Advisor Researching the Dissertation Managing Your Time The Exams Tricks of the Trade The Defense And so much more