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Going Amiss in Experimental Research

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Beschreibung

Experiment is subject to many kinds of failures. Combining historical and philosophical approaches, this book shows that it is fruitful to bring to light forgotten and lost failures, subject them to analysis and learn from their moral.


Like any goal-oriented procedure, experiment is subject to many kinds of failures. These failures have a variety of features, depending on the particulars of their sources. For the experimenter these pitfalls should be avoided and their effects minimized. For the historian-philosopher of science and the science educator, on the other hand, they are instructive starting points for reflecting on science in general and scientific method and practice in particular. Often more is learned from failure than from confirmation and successful application. The identification of error, its source, its context, and its treatment shed light on both practices and epistemic claims. This book shows that it is fruitful to bring to light forgotten and lost failures, subject them to analysis and learn from their moral. The study of failures, errors, pitfalls and mistakes helps us understand the way knowledge is pursued and indeed generated. The book presents both historical accounts and philosophical analyses of failures in experimental practice. It covers topics such as "error as an object of study", "learning from error", "concepts and dead ends", "instrumental artifacts", and "surprise and puzzlement".
This book will be of interest to historians, philosophers, and sociologists of science as well as to practicing scientists and science educators.


Zusammenfassung
It covers topics such as "error as an object of study", "learning from error", "concepts and dead ends", "instrumental artifacts", and "surprise and puzzlement".This book will be of interest to historians, philosophers, and sociologists of science as well as to practicing scientists and science educators.

Inhalt
Introduction Giora Hon, Jutta Schickore, and Friedrich Steinle Error as an object of study Giora Hon Error: The long neglect, the one-sided view, and a typology Jutta Schickore Error as historiographical challenge: The infamous globule hypothesis Learning from error Erez Braun and Shimon Marom Learning without error Giora Hon Living extremely flat: the life of automaton; John von Neumann's conception of error of (in)animate systems Concepts and dead ends Hans-Jörg Rheinberger Experimental reorientations Kärin Nickelsen and Gerd Graßhoff Concepts from the bench: Krebs and the Urea cycle Friedrich Steinle How experiments make concepts fail: Faraday and magnetic curves Kostas Gavroglu A pioneer who never got it right: James Dewar and the elusive phenomena of cold Instrumental artifacts Wendy Parker Distinguishing real results from instrumental artifacts: The case of the missing rain Jan Frercks Going right and making it wrong: The reception of Fizeau's ether-drift experiment of 1859 Allan Franklin The spectrum of ß decay: continuous or discrete? A variety of errors in experimental investigation Surprise and puzzlement Christoph Hoffmann The scent of filth: Experiments, waste, and the set-up Ursula Klein In the thick of organic matter Epilogue Giora Hon, Jutta Schickore, and Friedrich Steinle

Produktinformationen

Titel: Going Amiss in Experimental Research
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EAN: 9781402088926
ISBN: 978-1-4020-8892-6
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Netherlands
Genre: Philosophie
Anzahl Seiten: 277
Gewicht: 584g
Größe: H243mm x B163mm x T163mm
Jahr: 2009

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