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Everyday Practice of Science: Where Intuition and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic

Frederick Grinnell

Abstract

Scientific facts can be so complicated that only specialists in a field fully appreciate the details, but the nature of everyday practice that gives rise to these facts should be understandable by everyone interested in science. This book describes how scientists bring their own interests and passions to their work, illustrates the dynamics between researchers and the research community, and emphasizes a contextual understanding of science in place of the linear model found in textbooks with its singular focus on “scientific method”. This book also introduces readers to issues about science an ... More

Keywords: ambiguity, community, fact, faith, genetics, integrity, religion, research, scientific method, society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195064575
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064575.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frederick Grinnell, author
Southwestern Medical School