Scientific Method : How Science Works, Fails to Work, and Pretends to Work

By: Resource type: Ressourcentyp: Buch (Online)Book (Online)Language: English Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2017Edition: First editionDescription: 1 Online-RessourceSubject(s): Additional physical formats: 9781351586900 | 9781351586894 | 9781351586887 | 1138295353 | 9781138295353 | 1138295361 | 9781138295360 | 1315100703. | 9781315100708. | Erscheint auch als: 9781315100708 Druck-AusgabeLOC classification:
  • Q175
Online resources: Summary: "This book shows how science works, fails to work, or pretends to work, by looking at examples from such diverse fields as physics, biomedicine, psychology, and economics. Social science affects our lives every day through the predictions of experts and the rules and regulations they devise. Such sciences, from economics and social psychology to health science and epidemiology, operate under very different (and often more tenuous) conditions from physical sciences such as chemistry. Yet, their methods and results must also be judged according to the same scientific standards, and every literate citizen should understand these standards and be able to tell the difference between good science and bad. Scientific Method enables readers to develop a critical, informed view of scientific practice by discussing concrete examples of how real scientists have approached the problems of their fields. It is ideal for students and professionals trying to make sense of the role of science in society, and of the meaning, value, and limitations of scientific methodology in the social sciences."--Provided by publisherPPN: PPN: 1010507311Package identifier: Produktsigel: ZDB-4-NLEBK
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