Learn how to program: Experiments

Quite a few students end up needing to run computer-based experiments for their dissertations. As with most skills, it’s usually best to learn how to do this ahead of time: you won’t be under as much pressure that way and there’s a good chance that your knowledge will help you think of more things to investigate.

Alisdair Tullo and Chris Gillespie will be running a series of courses during Flexible Learning Week to help you quickly get up to speed with things. These courses will be highly compressed, so make sure to check the time commitments carefully. Theoretically, it’s possible to attend all three courses, but that will be a major endeavour.

Online Experiments with jsPsych (full, but you can join the waiting list)
Feb 17 (9:00-17:00), Feb 18 (9:00-12:30)

Coding in E-Prime
Feb 18 (14:00-17:00)

Experiments with OpenSesame
Feb 19 (9:00-12:00)

February PhilSkills sessions now booking

If you’d like to know more about writing in Philosophy, consider booking a place on one of the two PhilSkills sessions coming up in February. They’re designed for students in Pre-Honours Philosophy courses, but everyone is welcome to attend. See our PhilSkills page for more details.

Pre-honours workshops now available

We have finalised our pre-honours workshops for 2019 and are now accepting bookings.

These workshops are aimed primarily at first-year students and will be fairly large, but we’ll keep things interactive through the use of online voting and discussions. You’ll look closely at excerpts from real student essays to see which approaches work and which do not.

Visit our workshop page now to see what’s on offer. And make sure to create a Top Hat student account in order to participate (instructions here). The first workshop starts next Monday, so act now.