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Qualitative and Quantitative Research

Various resources on research methodology make a distinction between Qualitative and Quantitative Research. This video seeks to clarify that distinction.

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Transdisciplinary Thinking

These videos give an introduction to Transdisciplinary Thinking and Research by comparing it to more familiar concepts such as Interdisciplinary Thinking/Research and Multidisciplinary Thinking/Research.

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Introduction to Research Course

This is a transdisciplinary course on research taught by K.P. Mohanan at IISER. The first session was not recorded. This course contains the second session onwards. New videos will be added each week. The course is available here: Introduction to Research Course


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Introduction to Syntax and Semantics

This is a course on Syntax and Semantics for non-linguists taught by K.P. Mohanan (PhD, MIT in Linguistics, former Professor of Linguistics at Stanford University, founder of the Linguistics program at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and currently Professor of Integrated Studies at IISER, Pune). The course is available here: Introduction to Syntax and Semantics Course


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Perceiving, Counting, Measuring and Calculating

The attached document explores various ways of inquiring into the world around us.

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Perceiving counting measuring and calculating.pdf


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Introduction to Traits

The attached document is a draft chapter, part of a textbook on Rational Inquiry. It explores the concept of 'Trait.'

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Introduction to Traits.pdf


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Bayesian Priests and Girls

In Classical Deductive reasoning, you cannot say anything about Q -> P from P -> Q. However, probabilistic reasoning allows you to say something about the probability of Q given P from the probability of P given Q. The attached document explores this through two examples.

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Bayesian Priests and Girls.pdf


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Constructing Economic Theory

The attached document involves the construction of an Economic Theory through a series of thought experiments in a village with no money and a barter system. Students are expected to come up with laws and evaluate those laws in the light of more and more information.

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Constructing Econ Theory.pdf


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Experimental Inquiry in the Kitchen

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Exper Inquiry in Kitchen.pdf


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