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Creative Research

Vak 2012-2013

Creative Research

“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.

Students
Media Technology students and other interested master students

Method of instruction
Lectures and self study

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

Time table
The dates are included in the Media Technology calendar

Number of classes
7 × 2 hours class + presentations

Application
Via program coordinator Media Technology: Lianne Heun
aheun@liacs.nl, 071-527 6994

Curriculum link
http://mediatechnology.leiden.edu/programme/curriculum/creative-research/

Course webpage
http://www.maartenlamers.com/CR/