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Models of Scientific Inquiry and Statistical Practice: Implications for the Structure of Scientific Knowledge

Brian A. Maurer

in The Nature of Scientific Evidence: Statistical, Philosophical, and Empirical Considerations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226789552
eISBN:
9780226789583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789583.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Practitioners of science often go about their craft in a manner that is unique to each discipline. Statistics must serve different purposes defined by the nature of the subject matter and maturity of ... More


“Tidology”

in Tides of History: Ocean Science and Her Majesty's Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709321
eISBN:
9780226709338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709338.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In the early 1830s John William Lubbock, while contributing to the tide tables published for the London docks, also introduced William Whewell, his former tutor at Trinity College, Cambridge, to the ... More


Step-by-Step: Geography’s Myth

Paul Carter

in Dark Writing: Geography, Performance, Design

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832469
eISBN:
9780824868949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832469.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter suggests that modern geography's foundations are poetic, and it is geography's myth to suppose otherwise. The inductive sciences, of which geography is one, make use of spatial figures ... More


The Problem of Passive Observation

Marcel Boumans

in Science Outside the Laboratory: Measurement in Field Science and Economics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199388288
eISBN:
9780199388318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388288.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the epistemological scope of field science by exploring the econometric methodology of Trygve Haavelmo. The theories of social field phenomena are inexact; they do not provide ... More


Linings

Paul Carter

in Dark Writing: Geography, Performance, Design

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832469
eISBN:
9780824868949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832469.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This concluding chapter discusses the history of the line. The modern line of drawing and thinking has at least two genealogies, a Cartesian-deductive one and an inductive one associated with the ... More


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