Prof. Christopher Shera
Prof. Jennifer R. Melcher
This course explores the theory and practice of scientific modeling in the context of auditory and speech biophysics. Based on seminar-style discussions of the research literature, the class draws on examples from hearing and speech, and explores general, meta-theoretical issues that transcend the particular subject matter. Examples include: What is a model? What is the process of model building? What are the different approaches to modeling? What is the relationship between theory and experiment? How are models tested? What constitutes a good model?
Shera, Christopher, and Jennifer Melcher. HST.750 Modeling Issues in Speech and Hearing, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/health-sciences-and-technology/hst-750-modeling-issues-in-speech-and-hearing-spring-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA