Journal #2

2-page (double spaced) journal entry that contains (1) a summary of a course topic in your own words and (2) a reflection on the topic. As a general guideline, 25% summary and 75% reflection is a good ratio however, for some topics, a bit more summary might be appropriate. Please prioritize any TA feedback from your previous assignment over the general guideline.

You should feel free to think broadly when you choose a topic. It might be something like:

  • a concept we have covered so far (e.g., sexual selection, underdetermination, inductive risk)
  • question we have explored (e.g., does the presence of bias necessarily detriment a scientist’s work?)
  • an overarching theme from the course (e.g, structural points in the scientific process where values can exert influence)