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Houston, we have a narrative : why science needs story

Author: Randy Olson
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Olson, Randy, 1955-
Houston, we have a narrative
(DLC) 2015017768
(OCoLC)907206179
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Randy Olson
ISBN: 9780226270982 022627098X
OCLC Number: 915159136
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 260 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Why science needs story --
Thesis. Science is stuck in a narrative world ; And the humanities ought to help ; But the humanities are useless for this ; Therefore Hollywood to the rescue --
Antithesis. Methods: Narrative tools--
the WSP model ; Methods: Word--
The Dobzhansky template ; Methods: Sentence--
The ABT template ; Methods: Paragraph The Hero's Journey ; Results: The narrative spectrum ; Results: Four case studies --
Synthesis. Science needs story ; And Hollywood can help ; But narrative training requires a different mindset --
Therefore I recommend story circles --
Appendix 1: The narrative tools --
Appendix 2: Narrative vocabulary --
Appendix 3: Twitter "Stories."
Responsibility: Randy Olson.

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"From Aristotle to "South Park," Randy Olson has mined story-telling wisdom through the ages to develop this funny, helpful guide for scientists who want to meld minds with the rest of the human Read more...

 
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