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Understanding scientific reasoning

Author: Ronald N Giere; John Bickle; Robert F Mauldin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[This text] develops techniques for understanding and evaluating theoretical hypotheses of the sort typically found in the physical sciences as well as in the more theoretical parts of biology and the cognitive sciences. [it] develops techniques for understanding and evaluating statistical and causal hypotheses typically found in the social and biomedical sciences. [It also] explains how scientific knowledge may be  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald N Giere; John Bickle; Robert F Mauldin
OCLC Number: 63671479
Notes: Originally published: Belmont, CA : Thomson/Wadsworth, ©2006. 5th ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Why understand scientific reasoning? --
Understanding and evaluating theoretical hypotheses --
Historical episodes --
Marginal science --
Statistical models and probability --
Evaluating statistical hypotheses --
Casual models --
Evaluating causal hypotheses --
Models of decision making --
Evaluating decisions.
Responsibility: Ronald N. Giere, John Bickle, Robert F. Mauldin.

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[This text] develops techniques for understanding and evaluating theoretical hypotheses of the sort typically found in the physical sciences as well as in the more theoretical parts of biology and the cognitive sciences. [it] develops techniques for understanding and evaluating statistical and causal hypotheses typically found in the social and biomedical sciences. [It also] explains how scientific knowledge may be combined with individual or social values to reach personal or public policy decisions.-Pref.

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