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Experimental Practice and Conceptual Understanding

Joseph Rouse

in Articulating the World: Conceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293677
eISBN:
9780226293707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293707.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter takes up the role of experimental practice in the articulation of conceptual understanding in the sciences, as a passage between the Scylla of merely “Given” experiential or causal ... More


Artful Experiments: Ways of Knowing in Victorian Literature and Science

Philipp Erchinger

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474438957
eISBN:
9781474453790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438957.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

What is the connection between Victorian writing and experiment? Artful Experiments seeks to answer this question by approaching the field of literature and science in a way that is not so much ... More


Nature's Experiments

in Landscapes and Labscapes: Exploring the Lab-Field Border in Biology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226450094
eISBN:
9780226450117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450117.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Adapting laboratory instruments and experimental practices for use in the field is not the only way to create border practice. A more promising strategy was to give traditional field practices the ... More


Ignorance and Surprise: Science, Society, and Ecological Design

Matthias Gross

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013482
eISBN:
9780262265911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013482.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Ignorance and surprise belong together: Surprises can make people aware of their own ignorance. And yet, perhaps paradoxically, a surprising event in scientific research—one that defies prediction or ... More


Psychology and Economics: Areas of Convergence and Difference

Tom R. Tyler and David M. Amodio

in Handbook of Experimental Economic Methodology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195328325
eISBN:
9780190202187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328325.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter highlights three differences in psychology and economic research: the focus of study, what is appropriate research design, and issues involved in the study of economics in the context of ... More


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