Scientific Method in Practice

Scientific Method in Practice

This textbook will enable scientists to be better scientists by offering them a deeper understanding of the scientific method.

Author: Hugh G. Gauch Jr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521017084

Category: Science

Page: 435

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This book will enable scientists to be better scientists by offering them a deeper understanding of the scientific method.
Categories: Science

Scientific Method in Brief

Scientific Method in Brief

The examples and case studies drawn upon in this book span the physical, biological and social sciences; include applications in agriculture, engineering and medicine; and also explore science's interrelationships with disciplines in the ...

Author: Hugh G. Gauch, Jr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107311527

Category: Science

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The fundamental principles of the scientific method are essential for enhancing perspective, increasing productivity, and stimulating innovation. These principles include deductive and inductive logic, probability, parsimony and hypothesis testing, as well as science's presuppositions, limitations, ethics and bold claims of rationality and truth. The examples and case studies drawn upon in this book span the physical, biological and social sciences; include applications in agriculture, engineering and medicine; and also explore science's interrelationships with disciplines in the humanities such as philosophy and law. Informed by position papers on science from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Academy of Sciences and National Science Foundation, this book aligns with a distinctively mainstream vision of science. It is an ideal resource for anyone undertaking a systematic study of scientific method for the first time, from undergraduates to professionals in both the sciences and the humanities.
Categories: Science

Research Methods in Practice

Research Methods in Practice

Because social ideas and facts are constructed in this way, some people reject
the relevance of the scientific method to the study of society and public policy.
Indeed, others even reject the idea that an objective truth, even a contingent truth,
 ...

Author: Dahlia K. Remler

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483312392

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

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The Second Edition of Research Methods in Practice: Strategies for Description and Causation sets an entirely new standard for presenting and learning research methods. The perspective gained from this text makes it a truly necessary tool for such applied disciplines as public affairs and administration, public policy, psychology, urban affairs, education, sociology, social work, business, public health, political science, economics, communications and criminal justice. Imbued with a deep commitment to make social and policy research methods accessible and meaningful, the Second Edition of Research Methods in Practice: Strategies for Description and Causation compels and inspires students to truly grasp the logic—and limits—of the latest research appearing in academic journals, government reports, and the media. Authors Dahlia K. Remler and Gregg G. Van Ryzin cover the most pertinent issues and methods, emphasizing the critical interpretation and practical application of research findings. Both causation and description—and the distinction between them—are emphasized and maintained thematically throughout the text. Concepts are taught through in-depth examples, such as “Fighting Malaria in Kenya,” “The U.S. Poverty Measure,” “The Fallout from Hurricane Katrina,” “Family Dinners and Teenage Substance Abuse,” and “The Effect of Poverty on Mental Health.” The realistic trade-offs, uncertainties, habits, and excitement of the research experience come through on every page. “This is the best text available for teaching students the fundamentals of research design and statistics, and for introducing them to the difficulties inherent in evaluation research and causal inference.” —Dave E. Marcotte, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Categories: Social Science

Annual Editions Research Methods

Annual Editions  Research Methods

The scientific method as a way of knowing is applicable to the practice of
counseling . Unfortunately , group experimental design and related statistical
analyses , which are not directly relevant to everyday practice , have been the
primary ...

Author: Mary Renck Jalongo

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 007240437X

Category: Reference

Page: 229

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A collection of current, carefully selected articles from some of the most respected newspapers, magazines, and journals published today. Within the pages of this new volume are interesting, well-illustrated articles providing effective and useful perspectives on today's important topics concerning research methods. Our student Web site, Dushkin Online (www.dushkin.com/online/), is designed to support Annual Editions titles.
Categories: Reference

Health Practice Research and Formalized Managerial Methods

Health Practice Research and Formalized Managerial Methods

Diagrammatic representation of the scientific approach , utilizing a model The
above steps are shown in flow - chart form in Fig . 8 . In practice , many subsidiary
steps are involved at every stage of the sequence . The “ right " questions or ...

Author: Fred Grundy

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:12893795

Category: Health services administration

Page: 193

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Categories: Health services administration

Scientific Method in Ptolemy s Harmonics

Scientific Method in Ptolemy s Harmonics

This book examines the scientific procedures devised by Ptolemy for investigating the structures underlying musical melody.

Author: Andrew Barker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521553725

Category: History

Page: 281

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This book examines the scientific procedures devised by Ptolemy for investigating the structures underlying musical melody.
Categories: History

Research Methods in Practice

Research Methods in Practice

The Second Edition of Research Methods in Practice: Strategies for Description and Causation sets an entirely new standard for presenting and learning research methods.

Author: Dahlia K. Remler

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 1452276404

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

View: 843

The Second Edition of Research Methods in Practice: Strategies for Description and Causation sets an entirely new standard for presenting and learning research methods. The perspective gained from this text makes it a truly necessary tool for such applied disciplines as public affairs and administration, public policy, psychology, urban affairs, education, sociology, social work, business, public health, political science, economics, communications and criminal justice. Imbued with a deep commitment to make social and policy research methods accessible and meaningful, the Second Edition of Research Methods in Practice: Strategies for Description and Causation compels and inspires students to truly grasp the logic—and limits—of the latest research appearing in academic journals, government reports, and the media. Authors Dahlia K. Remler and Gregg G. Van Ryzin cover the most pertinent issues and methods, emphasizing the critical interpretation and practical application of research findings. Both causation and description—and the distinction between them—are emphasized and maintained thematically throughout the text. Concepts are taught through in-depth examples, such as “Fighting Malaria in Kenya,” “The U.S. Poverty Measure,” “The Fallout from Hurricane Katrina,” “Family Dinners and Teenage Substance Abuse,” and “The Effect of Poverty on Mental Health.” The realistic trade-offs, uncertainties, habits, and excitement of the research experience come through on every page. “This is the best text available for teaching students the fundamentals of research design and statistics, and for introducing them to the difficulties inherent in evaluation research and causal inference.” —Dave E. Marcotte, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Categories: Social Science

The Philosophical Frontiers of Physics

The Philosophical Frontiers of Physics

18 Many problems are , therefore , raised by the attempt to divide science and
philosophy on the basis of method . In practice , the scientist both as a scientist
and as a man will not observe the distinction . 19 The same problem is met in ...

Author: Vincent Edward Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B563426

Category: Physics

Page: 210

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Categories: Physics

Classifying Science

Classifying Science

In this book, science - defined broadly to include the social sciences and humanities - is first unpacked into its constituent elements: the phenomena studied, the data used, the theories employed, the methods applied, and the practices of ...

Author: Rick Szostak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402030949

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 286

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Classification is the essential first step in science. The study of science, as well as the practice of science, will thus benefit from a detailed classification of different types of science. In this book, science - defined broadly to include the social sciences and humanities - is first unpacked into its constituent elements: the phenomena studied, the data used, the theories employed, the methods applied, and the practices of scientists. These five elements are then classified in turn. Notably, the classifications of both theory types and methods allow the key strengths and weaknesses of different theories and methods to be readily discerned and compared. Connections across classifications are explored: should certain theories or phenomena be investigated only with certain methods? What is the proper function and form of scientific paradigms? Are certain common errors and biases in scientific practice associated with particular phenomena, data, theories, or methods? The classifications point to several ways of improving both specialized and interdisciplinary research and teaching, and especially of enhancing communication across communities of scholars. The classifications also support a superior system of document classification that would allow searches by theory and method used as well as causal links investigated.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Generalist Social Work Practice

Generalist Social Work Practice

In the absence of practice evidence that meets the minimum scientific criteria ( or
Level 1 in Figure 3 . 1 ) , preliminary guidelines for the strengths - based problem
- solving approach of the General Method of social work practice reflect expert ...

Author: Elizabeth M. Timberlake

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015064985990

Category: Political Science

Page: 484

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This well-known and widely used text is intended to provide entry-level professional social workers with a foundation of knowledge and values needed to practice from a generalist perspective---focusing on culturally competent, ethical, effective, and accountable generalist social work practice skills. This thoroughly revised edition explores the strengths-based problem-solving approach in all phases of the General Method; moving away from a deficit perspective towards an asset/resource perspective.
Categories: Political Science

Cornell University Courses of Study

Cornell University Courses of Study

Independent research on current problems selected from any phase of crop
science , soil science , or environmental information science . CSS 690 ( 6900 )
Scientific Method in Practice Spring . 1 credit . Prerequisite : junior , senior , or ...

Author: Cornell University

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924097790251

Category:

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Translations on People s Republic of China

Translations on People s Republic of China

Marxist revolutionary theories can become scientific methods mainly because
they have a scientific world outlook ... of objective things , and because their
scientific conclusions are drawn from practice and have been tested by practice .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030367398

Category: China

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Categories: China

Medical Social Work

Medical Social Work

Otherwise , teaching will be unable to keep abreast of the needs of practice , will
become outmoded and sterile . Practice can support teaching if the third criterion
of a profession is met — the intellectual or scientific approach in practice .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015070493617

Category: Medical social work

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Categories: Medical social work

Hippocratic Practice Context and Ethos

Hippocratic Practice  Context and Ethos

Hippocrates ) broke completely with the superstitions of previous religious and
folk practitioners and created a proto - scientific method of clinical practice that
initiated the development of western medicine . Instead it was the religious , folk
and ...

Author: Robert Bartz

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X57175

Category: Medical ethics

Page: 172

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Categories: Medical ethics

Foundations of Clinical Research

Foundations of Clinical Research

conditions and outcomes , to establish relationships among clinical phenomena ,
and to provide the impetus for improving methods of practice . Clinical research
must be empirical and critical ; that is , results must be observable , documented ...

Author: Leslie Gross Portney

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015025296057

Category: Medicine

Page: 722

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This reference for clinicians and students of physical and occupational therapy emphasizes the most common application of research design and statistical analysis. The book provides the basic tools needed to plan and conduct clinical research and critically evaluate published reports with emphasis on the ability of the practitioner to translate clinical research and scientific knowledge into daily practice.
Categories: Medicine

The Use of Scientific Method in Assessing Religious Conceptual Systems

The Use of Scientific Method in Assessing Religious Conceptual Systems

There may well be more methods and criteria available for use in assessing
religions are ea e than are dreamed of in ... to religion ( as he points out so
powerfully in chapter 1 , criticizing Wittgenstein ' s subordination of belief to
practice ) .

Author: Keith John Cooper

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89098583529

Category:

Page: 730

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The Structure of the Christian Science Textbook

The Structure of the Christian Science Textbook

The fifth subject says : Teach scientific methods , not quackery ( Life ) . Here the
pure method of Christian Science practice is contrasted with false methods ,
which Mrs. Eddy refers to as quackery . In order to avoid quackery in the practice
of ...

Author: Max Kappeler

Publisher: Kappeler Inst Pub

ISBN: NWU:35556035960194

Category: Christian Science

Page: 205

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Categories: Christian Science

Teleology First Principles and Scientific Method in Aristotle s Biology

Teleology  First Principles  and Scientific Method in Aristotle s Biology

This volume draws together Allan Gotthelf's pioneering work on Aristotle's biology.

Author: Allan Gotthelf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199287956

Category: History

Page: 440

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This volume draws together Allan Gotthelf's pioneering work on Aristotle's biology. He examines Aristotle's natural teleology, the axiomatic structure of biological explanation, and the reliance on scientifically organized data in the three great works with which Aristotle laid the foundations of biological science.
Categories: History

Universitas

Universitas

Scientific method has in practice attained a high degree of complexity but , in
bare essentials , it is characterisable as follows . The mind is challenged by a
problem and casts about for a solution . Soon an idea emerges as a possible
solution .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158002210556

Category: Ghana

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Categories: Ghana