INSTRUCTIONS for now completing this Assignment, due 10/1 at 11 AM--
Thanks for all your input based on the instructions below. Here's what to do now. Using the online Google Survey at https://tinyurl.com/FS27Jopinions, contribute opinions from at least two of your peers (they must be Harvard undergrads, ok if not 1st year students). You can choose to ask the questions in person, and then check "scribe" at the relevant question, or send the link to other students, who will then check "own" for that question. In EITHER case, once the two students have completed the survey, try to gather their feedback on any ideas and questions generated by the survey.
Write up a paragraph or two of notes about conducting the survey, and the ideas generated by asking other students to answer it, and enter your paragraphs as a textual response to this assignment. We will complete this assignment using the 24 responses we'll have from your peers on Monday, in Seminar.
I look forward to seeing what your peers think, and I hope you do too!
PLEASE read the survey thoroughly before you begin--including the "rules" about keeping online content fully anonymous. Thanks.
(For reference only...original text, before the survey was done is maintained below.)
As we discussed on Monday 9/24, our plan for this coming week will be to refine a list of peer-interview questions in this Google Doc together today, and then to vote on them tomorrow. By the end of tomorrow (Thursday) I will post instructions to Canvas on how to conduct the interviews over the weekend.
For your convenience, I am including the current text of the Google Doc here, but please note that I need you all to go look at it TODAY, and to vote by TOMORROW. I will make the "due date" for this assignment TOMORROW (9/27) to help you remember to get to this very short request right away.
[text from the unedited Google Doc included below, for your reference]
Instructions for FS27J students
On Wednesday, 9/26...
Please comment upon the list below using the commenting feature of Google Docs if you have suggested changes.
If you have ideas for additional questions that would be more important to you, please add them as #5, and beyond.
On Thursday, 9/27...
Please add an “x” within the [Votes: ] section to THREE questions showing that those are your favorites.
- By the end of the day on Thursday, I will refine this list and put instructions on Canvas about how to conduct your interviews over the weekend.
Proposed Questions you will (each) ask 2 Peers
- If you could know two things about the future, what would they be? [Votes: ]
- Do you know how weather forecasts are made? [Votes: ]
- Do you worry about Climate Change, and if so, how often, and why? [Votes: ]
- What do the terms “Free Will” and “Determinism” mean to you? [Votes: ]
4a. (after above is answered, you explain our FS27J discussions of meanings for these terms, and then ask) Do you think your fate is known to some supernatural (or other) entity in advance, or is life truly unscripted? [Votes: ]
4b. In your spiritual tradition (if you have one), what do people think about free will and determinism? [Votes: ]
5. [put other suggested questions below] [Votes: ]