Links – The Scientific Method


On this page we collect links to interesting media that might help to visualize relations mentioned in the article about the scientific method  (→ The Scientific Method).

Some content does not require to understand the English language in detail. Either there are subtitles or the media is designed with simple symbols.

Subtitle – Subtitles available
Intuitive – Intuitive media

Videos are labeled red, texts green and websites in orange color.


———————– The Scientific Method ———————–


Scientific Method explained
This is another, vivid article about the scientific method. Furthermore, this article illustrates some shared truth of today’s scientists.


Nonviolent Communication on the Wikipedia


Subtitle The Center for Nonviolent Communication
“Violence in any form is a tragic expression of our unmet needs.” (Marshall B. Rosenberg)
The Center for Nonviolent Communication is a global organization that supports the learning and sharing of NVC, and helps people peacefully and effectively resolve conflicts in personal, organizational, and political settings.
Nonviolent Communication is based on historical principles of nonviolence– the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart. NVC reminds us what we already instinctively know about how good it feels to authentically connect to another human being. With NVC we learn to hear our own deeper needs and those of others.
Through its emphasis on deep listening—to ourselves as well as others—NVC helps us discover the depth of our own compassion. NVC can be seen as both a spiritual practice that helps us see our common humanity, using our power in a way that honors everyone’s needs, and a concrete set of skills which help us create life-serving families and communities. Through the practice of NVC, we can learn to clarify what we are observing, what emotions we are feeling, what values we want to live by, and what we want to ask of ourselves and others. We will no longer need to use the language of blame, judgment or domination. We can experience the deep pleasure of contributing to each others’ well being. The form is simple, yet powerfully transformative.
English, Français, Español


RSA Animate – Language as a Window into Human Nature
In this animation, Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite meanings.
February 2011
10 minutes


Subtitle  TED Talk: Julian Treasure: Five ways to listen better
“In our louder and louder world”, says sound expert Julian Treasure, “we are losing our listening.” In this short, fascinating talk Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around you. Julian Treasure studies sound and advises businesses on how best to use it. He asks us to pay attention to the sounds that surround us. How do they make us feel: productive, stressed, energized, acquisitive?
Treasure is the author of the book Sound Business and keeps a blog by the same name that ruminates on aural matters (and offers a nice day-by-day writeup of TEDGlobal 2009).

July 2011
8 minutes
English, subtitles in 17 languages


Subtitle Active listening
Active listening is a communication technique that requires the listener to understand, interpret, and evaluate what she or he hears. The ability to listen actively can improve personal relationships through reducing conflicts, strengthening cooperation, and fostering understanding.


Mort Orman: “7 Keys to Listening”
“7 Keys to Listening That Will Win You Friends, Improve Your Marriage, Boost Your Profits, And Make People Want To Follow You Anywhere!” describes the importance of listening as an active progress for improving every type of relationship.
“As a physician and stress counsellor, I’ve got to listen to people every day. If I don’t this well, I might make a wrong diagnosis, miss some important fact, or make people feel that I’m not really interested in their welfare.
And when I get home, I’ve got to listen even more. I’ve got to listen to my wife, which I must admit I don’t always do expertly. I’ve got to listen to my daughter and to anyone else who might call or drop by.”


Negotiating Life
John G. Shulman, the president and CEO of a training and consulting firm, specializing in negotiation strategy and conflict resolution, explains in this short 4-page document, how to solve difficult, stressful situations by focussing on the satisfaction of needs.
“The next time you feel stress mounting about an important negotiation or decision, take a moment to listen actively for the needs of others. Then you can explore options for satisfying those needs that will lead to your own needs being satisfied. And better yet, before you feel that stress mounting, take a moment to practice the skill of active listening so that it becomes part of your daily practice. You will then be able to draw upon that skill in a pinch to resolve difficult negotiations and decisions.”


Mediation, Arbitration & Collaborative Law
Most legal cases don’t actually go all the way to a trial. Instead, cases are settled through mediation or collaboration, or decided in an arbitration — almost always for a much lower cost than continuing to fight.
Learn about all three of these options for resolving conflict and make educated decisions about your case. A database containing FAQs and information about the basic concepts of Mediation.


Conflict Partie’s Interest in Mediation


The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission about Mediation


The Journal of Visualized Experiments
The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) was established as a new tool in life science publication and communication, with participation of scientists from leading research institutions. JoVE takes advantage of video technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life science research.
Visualization greatly facilitates the understanding and efficient reproduction of both basic and complex experimental techniques.

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