NSC 301C: FRI-Research Methods (Fall 2009)
Prof:  Dr. Stuart Reichler

updated lecture schedule


Lecture 1

Lecture 2

1. W 8/26


2. 8/31

Strong Inference

What is an inquiry?

3. 9/7

no class (Labor Day)

Peer Review

4. 9/14



5. 9/21


Lab Safety and Inquiry 2

6. 9/28

Ethics- Animal Research

Ethics- Animal Research

7. 10/5

Funding Research


8. 10/12

My Job: guest lecture by Allen Reichler

The Art of Presenting

9. 10/19


Writing- Authorship

10. 10/26

My Job: guest lecture by- Mon. Sarah Adai from Applied Biosystems; Tues. Dr. Stephen Stout from Vinson & Elkins LLP

University Research
(Who are all these people?)

11. 11/2

What happens after graduation?

My Job: guest lecture by- Wed. Dr. Stan Roux from UT-Austin; Thur. Schonna Manning from UT-Austin

12. 11/9

Ethics- Human Research

Ethics- GM crops: Battlefield
see Nature 461, 27-32 (2009)

13. 11/16

What is success?

Conflicting Data: human evolution and mtDNA

14. 11/23

Holism vs Reductionism

no class (Thanksgiving)

15. 11/30

What is a scientific meeting?


The class webpage is: www.bio.utexas.edu/courses/stuart/class.html Lecture slides will be posted on the class webpage after each lecture. Updates, changes, and other critical information regarding the class will be posted on the webpage and sent via email. Check the webpage regularly and be certain that UT has your correct email address.