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Main Title Everyday practice of science : where intuition and passion meet objectivity and logic /
Author Grinnell, Frederick.
Publisher Oxford University Press,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 213407390
ISBN 9780195064575; 0195064577
Subjects Science--Methodology ; Science--Social aspects ; Natural Science Disciplines--methods ; Natural Science Disciplines--ethics ; Religion and Science ; Wetenschap ; Methodologie ; Sociale aspecten ; Naturwissenschaften ; Methode ; Alltag ; Sciences--M├ęthodologie ; Sciences--Aspect social ; Naturvetenskap--metodik ; Naturvetenskap--teori, filosofi ; Naturvetenskap--sociala aspekter ; Vetenskapssociologi ; Naturwissenschaften--(DE-588)4041421-8 ; Methode--(DE-588)4038971-6 ; Alltag--(DE-588)4001307-8
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  Q175.G7538 2009 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/31/2016
Collation xii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-211) and index.
Contents Notes Part I. Science : 1. Practicing science: An overview -- 2. Discovery: learning new things about the world -- 3. Credibility: validating discovery claims -- Part II. Science and society : 4. Integrity: from science policy to responsible conduct of research -- 5. Informed consent and risk: intersection of human research and genetics -- 6. Faith: more than one way to practice the world -- Afterword. "In Everyday Practice of Science, Frederick Grinnell offers an insider's view of real-life scientific practice. Although scientific facts are often so complicated that only experts can appreciate the details, the underlying practice that gives rise to such facts should be understandable to everyone interested in science. Grinnell demystifies the textbook model of a linear "scientific method," suggesting instead a contextual understanding of science. Scientists do not work in objective isolation, he argues, but are motivated by interests and passions. The author shows that balancing scientific opportunities with societal needs depends on a clear understanding of both the promises and the ambiguities of science. Understanding practice informs policy. Society cannot have the benefits of research without the risks. In closing, Grinnell presents the practices of science and religion as reflective of different types of faith and describes a holistic framework within which they dynamically interact."--Page 4 of cover.
Place Published Oxford ; New York
PUB Date Free Form 2009
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
Content text
Carrier volume
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 2008011104
Merged OCLC records 490104250
OCLC Time Stamp 20160523165125
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 04429cam 2200817 a 45020