Understanding Scientific Reasoning by Ronald N. GiereUnderstanding Scientific Reasoning by Ronald N. Giere

Understanding Scientific Reasoning

byRonald N. Giere, John Bickle, Robert Mauldin

Paperback | July 13, 2005

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Not everything that claims to be science is. UNDERSTANDING SCIENTIFIC REASONING shows you easy-to-use principles that let you distinguish good science from bad information you encounter in both textbooks and the popular media. And because it uses the same processes that scientists use (but simplified), you?ll know you?re getting the most reliable instruction around. You?ll also learn how to reason through case studies using the same informal logic skills employed by scientists.
Title:Understanding Scientific ReasoningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 6.3 × 9.2 × 0.5 inPublished:July 13, 2005Publisher:Wadsworth PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:015506326X

ISBN - 13:9780155063266

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Table of Contents

Why Understand Scientific Reasoning? Part I: THEORETICAL HYPOTHESES.1. Understanding and Evaluating Theoretical Hypotheses.2. Historical Episodes.3. Marginal Science.Part II: STATISTICAL AND CAUSAL HYPOTHESES.4. Statistical Models and Probability.5. Evaluating Statistical Hypotheses.6. Causal Models.7. Evaluating Causal Hypotheses.Part III: KNOWLEDGE, VALUES, AND DECISIONS.8. Models of Decision Making.9. Evaluating Decisions.