Twitter thread about Social science methods

I think contribution from social science is mostly incremental. Cross pollination of methods from pure sciences formed the foundation for many methodological development. Here is a thread. https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1300125741384785920?s=20 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1300129924221526016?s=20 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1300131087373316096?s=20 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1300131754242531328?s=20 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1300132687802376192?s=20 https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1300133797829120000?s=20

Problems with Neuroscience based educational approaches.

Should every teacher learn some neuroscience? In this video David Daniel & Daniel Willingham explores a particular study which consider neuroscience/ education. They explores flaws in this approach. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDz8JWbHnK8 Source https://twitter.com/DTWillingham/status/1299146171559051264?s=20

Should policy makers listen to business. Where should we draw the boundary ?

Business community is sometimes the most short sighted pressure group you can see anywhere in the world. This is not because they are stupid, but because their default propensity is to optimize the present, it's anti delayed gratification, anti Sustainable development, anti Human development etc. Every country (or state) ever succeeded in the world has … Continue reading Should policy makers listen to business. Where should we draw the boundary ?

New Study: Analogy as the core of cumulative cultural evolution.

New paper argues that "analogy-building" served a critical role in the evolution of cumulative culture(differentiator from animals), by allowing humans to learn and transmit complex behavioral sequences that would otherwise be too cognitively demanding Link : Analogy as the core of cumulative cultural evolutionCharlotte Brand, Alex Mesoudi, Paul Smaldino https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1298325239256846336?s=20 https://twitter.com/LottyBrand/status/1297891571103408128?s=20