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Science and Software    Development
Inspiration
It reveals that the length of our heels,  or the distance between our ankle   joint and the back of the Achilles tendon, s...
Why Science andSoftware Development?
But first …… a little memorytest, try toremember thenames, withoutwriting them down
sci·ence (ˈsīəns/) noun.  A systematically organized body of knowledge  on a particular subject
en·gi·neer·ing (enjəˈni(ə)riNG) noun.  The branch of science and technology  concerned with the design, building, and use ...
FalseDichotomy
If we’rescientist we’reno longercraftsmen?
Hear Surgeonsand Lace Makers
Scientific Method       TheoryEvidence     Experiment
Science is a way oftry not to foolyourself ... andyou are theeasiest person tofool.- Richard Feynman
A study shows onaverage people whoconsult psychicsmore often livelonger.Can you explain thisresult?
On average:• Women live longer  that men• Women are more  likely to consult a  psychic
Why women livelover than men
… or
Name somepeople from theearlier list.
In the list readout earlier, wasthere more menor women?
There were morewomen than men
Availability bias:The overestimation of theimportance of anythingmemorable or vivid
Example triplet:8 10 12Guess the hiddenrule by testingother triplets.
Hidden rule:Any three positiveintegers
Confirmation Bias:Tendency of people tofavor information thatconfirms their beliefs
PlaceboEffect
Overconfidence:A survey found 95% ofBritish drivers thoughtthey were above averagemotorist
RandomizedControlledTrials
Non-disclosureof interests
Wisdom TeethPolicy Change
In medicine isconsider importantthat people teachingand make policydecisions are stillpracticing regularly
What can you do?Use experiments/Be aware of bias:• View testing as an experiment• Gather data and use as decision  making ...
What can you do?Encourage closer relations with acadeamia:• Stay in touch with your lecturers• Read journals• Join univers...
What can you do?Next time someone tells you something,ask where the evidence is!
Books
Disclosureof Interests
Questions?
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  1. 1. Science and Software Development
  2. 2. Inspiration
  3. 3. It reveals that the length of our heels, or the distance between our ankle joint and the back of the Achilles tendon, seems to have an impact on the development of the size of our calf muscles
  4. 4. Why Science andSoftware Development?
  5. 5. But first …… a little memorytest, try toremember thenames, withoutwriting them down
  6. 6. sci·ence (ˈsīəns/) noun. A systematically organized body of knowledge on a particular subject
  7. 7. en·gi·neer·ing (enjəˈni(ə)riNG) noun. The branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures
  8. 8. FalseDichotomy
  9. 9. If we’rescientist we’reno longercraftsmen?
  10. 10. Hear Surgeonsand Lace Makers
  11. 11. Scientific Method TheoryEvidence Experiment
  12. 12. Science is a way oftry not to foolyourself ... andyou are theeasiest person tofool.- Richard Feynman
  13. 13. A study shows onaverage people whoconsult psychicsmore often livelonger.Can you explain thisresult?
  14. 14. On average:• Women live longer that men• Women are more likely to consult a psychic
  15. 15. Why women livelover than men
  16. 16. … or
  17. 17. Name somepeople from theearlier list.
  18. 18. In the list readout earlier, wasthere more menor women?
  19. 19. There were morewomen than men
  20. 20. Availability bias:The overestimation of theimportance of anythingmemorable or vivid
  21. 21. Example triplet:8 10 12Guess the hiddenrule by testingother triplets.
  22. 22. Hidden rule:Any three positiveintegers
  23. 23. Confirmation Bias:Tendency of people tofavor information thatconfirms their beliefs
  24. 24. PlaceboEffect
  25. 25. Overconfidence:A survey found 95% ofBritish drivers thoughtthey were above averagemotorist
  26. 26. RandomizedControlledTrials
  27. 27. Non-disclosureof interests
  28. 28. Wisdom TeethPolicy Change
  29. 29. In medicine isconsider importantthat people teachingand make policydecisions are stillpracticing regularly
  30. 30. What can you do?Use experiments/Be aware of bias:• View testing as an experiment• Gather data and use as decision making aid• Encourage your organisition to use randomized controlled trails
  31. 31. What can you do?Encourage closer relations with acadeamia:• Stay in touch with your lecturers• Read journals• Join university mentor schemes• Join professional organizations
  32. 32. What can you do?Next time someone tells you something,ask where the evidence is!
  33. 33. Books
  34. 34. Disclosureof Interests
  35. 35. Questions?

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