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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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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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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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Region of Inexactness

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Region of Inexactness.pdf


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What is Science?

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Whatisscience.pdf


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Notes on Circumscription

There are various problematic concepts which students and teachers tend to accept without thinking critically. The concept of cicumscription is one such concept. The attached document outlines a concept clarification session on circumscription.

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Notes on Circumscription.pdf


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Product of Negative Numbers

The attached document explores various ways of inuitively understanding negative numbers, especialy the product of two negative numbers. When working with positive numbers, repeated addition and scaling are ways to understand multiplication. However, the same techniques do not work in explaining the product of negative numbers.

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ProductNegativeNumber.pdf


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Introduction to Conceptual Inquiry

Conceptual Inquiry involves the investigation of abstract concepts such as parallel lines, species, free will and democracy. It cuts across disciplines and is important in order to understand where disagreements really exist and where words just have different meanings for different people. The attached document and the embedded playlist explore Conceptual Inquiry through case studies including parallel lines and democracy.

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Notes on Conceptual Inquiry.pdf


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Teaching Moral Inquiry

The attached document is a guide to preparing classroom material and scenarios for a course on Moral/Ethical Inquiry, involving the construction of moral theories. It contains a lot of examples of scenarios which can be introduced to students in order to get them to think about how they should live their lives.

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Teaching Moral Inquiry.pdf


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