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The Resource Everyday practice of science : where intuition and passion meet objectivity and logic, Frederick Grinnell

Everyday practice of science : where intuition and passion meet objectivity and logic, Frederick Grinnell

Label
Everyday practice of science : where intuition and passion meet objectivity and logic
Title
Everyday practice of science
Title remainder
where intuition and passion meet objectivity and logic
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Grinnell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.G7538 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Everyday practice of science : where intuition and passion meet objectivity and logic, Frederick Grinnell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-211) and index
Contents
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
Control code
ocn213407390
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 230 p.
Isbn
9780195064575
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008011104
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)213407390
Label
Everyday practice of science : where intuition and passion meet objectivity and logic, Frederick Grinnell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-211) and index
Contents
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
Control code
ocn213407390
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 230 p.
Isbn
9780195064575
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008011104
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)213407390

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