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Toward an anthropology of graphing : semiotic and activity-theoretic perspectives

Author: Wolff-Michael Roth
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume presents the results of several studies involving scientists and technicians. The author describes and analyses the interpretation scientists volunteered given graphs that had been culled  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wolff-Michael Roth
ISBN: 1402013744 9781402013744 1402013760 9781402013768
OCLC Number: 52208435
Description: xi, 342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Toward an Anthropology of Graphing: An Introduction --
Pt. 1. Graphing in Captivity --
2. From 'Expertise' to Situated Reason: The Role of Experience, Familiarity, and Usefulness --
3. Unfolding Interpretations: Graph Interpretation as Abduction --
4. Problematic Readings: Case Studies of Scientists Struggling with Graph Interpretation --
5. Articulating Background: Scientists Explain Graphs of their Own Making --
Pt. 2. Graphing in the Wild --
6. Reading Graphs: Transparent Use of Graphs in Everyday Activity --
7. From Writhing Lizards to Graphs: The Development of Embodied Graphing Competence --
8. Fusion of Sign Referent: From Interpreting to Reading of Graphs --
App. The Tasks.
Responsibility: by Wolff-Michael Roth.
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