Changing Order: Replication and Induction in Scientific Practice

Changing Order: Replication and Induction in Scientific Practice

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Author(s): Harry M. Collins

This fascinating study in the sociology of science explores the way scientists conduct, and draw conclusions from, their experiments. The book is organized around three case studies: replication of the TEA-laser, detecting gravitational rotation, and some experiments in the paranormal. ''In his superb book, Collins shows why the quest for certainty is disappointed. He shows that standards of replication are, of course, social, and that there is consequently no outside standard, no Archimedean point beyond society from which we can lever the intellects of our fellows.''--Donald M. McCloskey, Journal of Economic Psychology

Collection: JHB-Sociology,

ISBN: 9780226113760

Paperback / softback

207 pages


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