Modeling Issues in Speech and Hearing OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Level Course on Auditory and Speech Biophysics

Published Jan 14, 2009

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Explore the process of scientific modeling in this free online OpenCourseWare from MIT. 'Modeling Issues in Speech and Hearing' uses hearing and speech studies to explore more general questions related to the theory and practice of model building. Students of Biology or Biophysics will find this graduate-level course particularly relevant to their studies.

Modeling Issues in Speech and Hearing: Course Specifics

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Modeling Issues in Speech and Hearing: Course Description

Scientific modeling is a specific type of knowledge visualization that helps biologists, physicists, chemists, doctors and many other research professionals explore hypotheses. In the 'Modeling Issues in Speech and Hearing' OpenCourseWare, students will learn how to develop a scientific model using auditory and speech biophysics as a case study. The course addresses the philosophical questions that arise in the definition of a model, as well as theoretical and experimental approaches to model building. Students will also have the opportunity to test a variety of models and explore what makes an effective scientific model. MIT Professors Jennifer Melcher and Christopher Shera teach this graduate-level course.

Problem sets and suggested readings are offered on the course website. If you're interested in taking this free online course, visit the auditory and speech biophysics course page.

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