“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 include 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 and an active in-class attitude is expected. Students do a final research project and write a paper about this.
Understanding the principles and organization of science, and understanding the importance of creativity in scientific research.
The dates are included in the Media Technology calendar
Mode of Instruction
Lectures, self study
Written papers, homework assignments, final project (incl. presentation), participation in class, attendance.
Study materials will be provided by the lecturer during the course
Via program coordinator Media Technology: Nanda Milbreta: email@example.com, 071-527 6994
This course is organized for students of the MSc Media Technology program. Students from other programs (inside/outside Leiden University) can participate only with express permission of the lecturer and so long as places are available.
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Nanda Milbreta: firstname.lastname@example.org