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What makes a good experiment? : reasons and roles in science

Author: Allan Franklin
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Revisits the important question Franklin posed in his 1981 article of the same title in BJPS, when it was generally believed that the only significant role of experiment in science was to test  Read more...

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Franklin, Allan, 1938-
What makes a good experiment?.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016007241
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Franklin
ISBN: 9780822981008 0822981009
OCLC Number: 949985011
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Conceptually Important Experiments: Those That Lead to Significant Changes in Theory; 1. Gregor Mendel, "Experiments in Plant Hybridization": The Best Experiments Ever Done!; 2. The Discovery of Parity Nonconservation; 3. The Meselson-Stahl Experiment": The Most Beautiful Experiment in Biology"; 4. CP or Not CP: A Convincing Experiment; 5. The Nondiscovery of Parity Nonconservation: A Missed Opportunity; Part II. Measuring a Quantity of Importance; 6. Measuring a Quantity of Importance and Testing an Equation: Millikan and Planck's Constant. 17. A Tale of Two Experiments: Is There a Fifth Force?18. The Search for Magnetic Monopoles; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.
Responsibility: Allan Franklin.

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