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Perception and discovery; an introduction to scientific inquiry.

Author: Norwood Russell Hanson
Publisher: San Francisco, Freeman, Cooper [1970, ©1969]
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Hanson, Norwood Russell.
Perception and discovery.
San Francisco, Freeman, Cooper [1970, ©1969]
(OCoLC)594492859
Online version:
Hanson, Norwood Russell.
Perception and discovery.
San Francisco, Freeman, Cooper [1970, ©1969]
(OCoLC)630554744
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norwood Russell Hanson
ISBN: 0877355096 9780877355090 087735510X 9780877355106
OCLC Number: 117287
Description: x, 435 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Provocations and restraints. On philosophizing, and some logical distinctions ; Defining conceptual boundaries ; Measuring and counting: more boundaries --
pt. 2. The act of scientific seeing. There is more to seeing than meets the eye ; Seeing the same thing ; Seeing and seeing As ; Seeing As and seeing that ; Seeing, saying, and knowing ; Spectacles behind the eyes ; Can we see facts? ; Facts and seeing that --
pt. 3. Perplexity: the process of experimental research. Waves, particles, and facts ; Hypotheses Facta Fingunt ; Scientific simplicity and crucial experiments ; The systematic side of science ; Discovering causes and becauses ; What happens as a rule ; Theory-laden language ; The scientists' toolbox ; Laws, truths, and hypotheses ; Principles as platitudes --
pt. 4. Probability and probable reasoning in science. Frequencies and the mathematics of probability ; Using and interpreting the probability calculus ; Elements of statistical technique ; The principle of uniformity revisited.
Responsibility: Edited by Willard C. Humphreys.

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