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  Lakehead Core 2002

Machievellian Research?  
In class I'll do a brief presentation on some "Fringe" research. It seems to have some value, then it seems to lead to information "out in left field," then it seems to be potentially fraudulent. We'll discuss this research with the intention of looking to the value, or potential value, of "fringe" research. I'll ask you to read two chapters prior to class that report on some potentially bad research, or fringe research, or perhaps fraudulent research.  In discussion groups you'll be expected to examine the readings with an eye to formulating "what's bad" in the research, and "what's good" in the research. This would be followed by an oral report and large group follow-up discussion.
Readings: will be supplied a day or two prior to the class.