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The Resource About method : experimenters, snake venom, and the history of writing scientifically, Jutta Schickore

About method : experimenters, snake venom, and the history of writing scientifically, Jutta Schickore

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About method : experimenters, snake venom, and the history of writing scientifically
Title
About method
Title remainder
experimenters, snake venom, and the history of writing scientifically
Statement of responsibility
Jutta Schickore
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Scientists' views on what makes an experiment successful have developed dramatically throughout history. Different criteria for proper experimentation were privileged at different times, entirely new criteria for securing experimental results emerged, and the true meaning of commitment to experimentation altered. In About Method, Schickore captures this complex trajectory of change from 1660 to the twentieth century through the history of snake venom research. As experiments with poisonous snakes and venom were both challenging and controversial, the experimenters produced very detailed records of their investigations, which go back three hundred years making it uniquely suited for such a long-term study. By analyzing key episodes in the transformation of venom research, Schickore is able to draw out the factors that have shaped methods discourse. About Method shows that methodological advancement throughout history has not been simply a steady progression towards better, more sophisticated and improved methodologies of experimentation. Rather, it was a progression in awareness of the obstacles and limitations that scientists face in developing strategies to overcome the myriad unknown complexities of nature. The first long-term history of this development and of snake venom research, this is a major contribution to integrated history and philosophy of science
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Schickore, Jutta
Dewey number
507.2/4
Index
index present
LC call number
Q174.8
LC item number
.S333 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 F-592
  • Q 174.8
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  • Science
  • Science
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About method : experimenters, snake venom, and the history of writing scientifically, Jutta Schickore
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-308) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "a matter so obscure, so difficult, and likewise so new . . ." -- Argument, narrative, and methods discourse -- Many, many experiments -- Trying again -- Newtonian poison -- Experiment as the only guide -- Thousands of experiments -- Practical criticisms -- Controlling experiment -- Unobservables -- Fragmentation and modularity -- Conclusion: about methods
Control code
954038143
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780226449982
Lccn
2016033873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027171699
System control number
(OCoLC)954038143
Label
About method : experimenters, snake venom, and the history of writing scientifically, Jutta Schickore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "a matter so obscure, so difficult, and likewise so new . . ." -- Argument, narrative, and methods discourse -- Many, many experiments -- Trying again -- Newtonian poison -- Experiment as the only guide -- Thousands of experiments -- Practical criticisms -- Controlling experiment -- Unobservables -- Fragmentation and modularity -- Conclusion: about methods
Control code
954038143
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780226449982
Lccn
2016033873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027171699
System control number
(OCoLC)954038143

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