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The overproduction of truth : passion, competition, and integrity in modern science

Author: G Pacchioni
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This is a critical assessment of policies and behaviour in science production and publication, touching upon the tumultuous growth of scientific journals in parallel with the growth of self-declared  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Pacchioni
ISBN: 9780198799887 0198799888
OCLC Number: 1053525071
Notes: "An earlier version of this book has appeared as Scienza, quo vadis : tra passione intellettuale e mercato, ©2017"--Title verso page.
Description: x, 159 pages : illustrations, 1 portrait, 21 cm
Contents: No progress without basic research --
The way we were : doing science in the previous century --
Publish or perish --
Judges and defendants --
Units of measurement --
Are we too many? --
Famous frauds --
Do we still believe in science?
Other Titles: Scienza, quo vadis?.
Responsibility: Gianfranco Pacchioni.

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Pacchionis eminently readable description of the structure and practice of modern science, including many of its foibles, will be added to my recommended reading list for scientific neophytes, Read more...

 
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