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

Author: Allan Franklin
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What makes a good experiment? Although experimental evidence plays an essential role in science, there is no algorithm or simple set of criteria for ranking or evaluating good experiments, and therefore no definitive answer to the question. Experiments can, in fact, be good in any number of ways: conceptually good, methodologically good, technically good, and pedagogically important. This book provides details of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Franklin
ISBN: 9780822944416 0822944413
OCLC Number: 946142280
Description: viii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Conceptually important experiments --
Measuring a quantity of importance --
Evidence for entities --
Solving a vexing problem --
Measuring nothing.
Responsibility: Allan Franklin.

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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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