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Scientific Method : Reflections from a Practitioner

Author: Massimiliano Di Ventra
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats

This book discusses and explains in a clear, concise, and colloquial style the foundational concepts that determine how Science proceeds in investigating the natural world, and the knowledge it is  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Massimiliano Di Ventra
ISBN: 9780198825623 0198825625
OCLC Number: 1047410855
Description: xi, 114 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: 1: Science without Philosophy?2: Material World and Objective Reality3: First Principles and Logic4: Natural Phenomena and the Primacy of Experiment5: Observation and Experimentation6: The Role of Human Faith in Science7: Approximate and Limited Description of Natural Phenomena8: Hypothesis9: Theory10: Competing Theories11: Can One Theory be "Derived" from Another?12: Verifying or Falsifying? And What?13: Don't be a Masochist!14: "Consensus" in Science? What is That?15: Flow Chart of the Scientific Method16: The "What" and "Why" Questions17: "Scientism": Abusing the Scientific Method18: Final ThoughtsFurther ReadingsAbout the AuthorIndex
Responsibility: Massimiliano Di Ventra, University of California, San Diego, USA.


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Such a short book, with its clear takeaway messages, is needed. * John R. Helliwell, Journal of Applied Crystallography * This is a timely book in an era of fake news and pseudoscience. * Nature Read more...

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