Affordable Access

Of ants and cicadas: thinking and doing: Rhodes University 2012 Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Award public lecture

Authors
Publisher
Rhodes University
Publication Date
Keywords
  • B Philosophy (General)
  • L Education (General)
  • Q Science (General)
  • Qh Natural History
  • Qh301 Biology
  • Ql Zoology

Abstract

Microsoft PowerPoint - Research Award lecture OF ANTS AND CICADAS Thinking and Doing THIS EVENING’S BRIEF “We’d like you to use this as an occasion to … • make your research interests more widely known, as well as to • talk a little about your methods and approaches to  research, publishing and postgraduate supervision, so that others might benefit from your model of success. The lecture should be pitched at a broad audience.” • MAKE YOUR RESEARCH INTERESTS MORE WIDELY KNOWN THE ANT THE CICADA KAROO CICADAS [6.4] / 1.0 [29.1] / 1.0 [18.3] / 1.0 [1.3] / 1.0 [9.7] / 0.62 [0.6] / 0.98 [40.4] / 0.99 [4.0] / 1.0 [0.2] / 0.55 [1.5] / 1.0 [31.6] / 1.0 [54.9] / 0.86 [24.7] / 0.67 [23.7] / 0.74 [16.4] / 1.0 [3.0] / 1.0 [35.1] / 1.0 [27.3] / 0.54 [1.7] / 1.0 [50.6] / 1.0 [13.3] / 1.0 [1.7] / 1.0 [6.2] / 0.99 [0.4] / 1.0 [3.3] / 0.55 [11.9] / 1.0 [3.9] / 1.0 [4.9] / 1.0 B A 2030405060708090 010 18 000 years ago 40 000 000 years ago • TALK A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR METHODS AND APPROACHES TO • research, • publishing and • postgraduate supervision METHODS AND APPROACHES TO RESEARCH MY METHODS AND APPROACHES TO RESEARCH “If we knew what it was we are doing, it would not be called research.” Albert Einstein EXPLANATION Why do I have ants in my kitchen? Why do mosquitoes exist? What are insects good for? …GOD DID IT EXPLANATION Plato - How? Theoretical / Deductive Rational Experimental / Inductive Material External Applied Technical Internal Basic Pure Darwin Galileo Redi Da Vinci EXPLANATION Aristotle - Why? KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION Mode One Knowledge – “traditional” disciplinary knowledge in which universities are typically engaged, i.e. discipline‐centred research Mode Two Knowledge – ”modern” interdisciplinary knowledge uncommon in universities, constructed around solving problem

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.