Creative Research

Course description Creative Research
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 4383CRRS6
Teacher(s):
  • dhr. dr. M.H. Lamers
Language: English
Blackboard: No
EC: 6
Level: 500
Period: Semester 1, Block I, II
Hours of study: 28:00 hrs
  • Yes Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission Requirements

Bachelor propedeuse

Description

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.“ — Albert Einstein
Creativity is an important factor in scientific innovation. In this course, principles and organization of scientific research are presented, and through examples the concept of “creative research” is introduced. With that we mean actual scientific research that was brought about in unconventional or creative ways, in order to come to results that could otherwise not be envisioned or achieved. Topics of the course are principles of science, organization of the scientific world, scientific publication, creative and unconventional research, asking the right questions, finding the right data, and creative scientific output.

Student participation is high, with multiple homework assignments, a final research project and presentations. Class attendance is compulsory. Participants must do a final research project and write a paper about this.

Course Objectives

Understanding the principles and organization of science, and understanding the importance of creativity in scientific research.

Time Table

The dates are included in the Media Technology calendar

Mode of Instruction

Lectures, self study

Assessment Method

Final project, written paper, homework assignments, student participation in class, attendance

Blackboard

Not applicable

Reading List

Study materials will be provided by the lecturer during the course

Registration

Via program coordinator Media Technology: Nanda Milbreta: mediatechnology@leiden.edu, 071-527 6994

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Contact Information

Nanda Milbreta: mediatechnology@leiden.edu

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