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Going Amiss in Experimental Research
by Giora Hon and Jutta Schickore and Friedrich Steinle


Overview - Like any goal-oriented procedure, experiment is subject to many kinds of failures. These failures have a variety of features, depending on the particulars of their sources. For the experimenter these pitfalls should be avoided and their effects minimized.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Like any goal-oriented procedure, experiment is subject to many kinds of failures. These failures have a variety of features, depending on the particulars of their sources. For the experimenter these pitfalls should be avoided and their effects minimized. For the historian-philosopher of science and the science educator, on the other hand, they are instructive starting points for reflecting on science in general and scientific method and practice in particular. Often more is learned from failure than from confirmation and successful application. The identification of error, its source, its context, and its treatment shed light on both practices and epistemic claims. This book shows that it is fruitful to bring to light forgotten and lost failures, subject them to analysis and learn from their moral. The study of failures, errors, pitfalls and mistakes helps us understand the way knowledge is pursued and indeed generated.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781402088926
  • ISBN-10: 1402088922
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publish Date: February 2009
  • Page Count: 277
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Series: Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science (Hardcover) #89

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