Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | April 8, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Gabrielle Zevin: The Powells.com Interview



Gabrielle ZevinThe American Booksellers Association collects nominations from bookstores all over the country for favorite forthcoming titles. The Storied Life of... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

    Gabrielle Zevin 9781616203214

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$87.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Remote Warehouse Philosophy- General

More copies of this ISBN

A Beginner's Guide to Scientific Method

by

A Beginner's Guide to Scientific Method Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This concise yet comprehensive guide provides an introduction to the scientific method of inquiry. You will not only learn about the proper conduct of science but also how to recognize and question factors such as pseudoscience, untestable explanations and fallacies. Compact enough to be used as a supplementary book, yet comprehensive enough in its coverage to be used as a core book, this book assists users in using the scientific method to design and assess experiments.

About the Author

Stephen Carey received his Ph.D. in logical theory and the history of logic from the University of Oregon. In addition to A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SCIENTIFIC METHOD, he has also written THE USES AND ABUSES OF ARGUMENT. He currently teaches logic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of religion at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon. He is an avid tennis and pickleball player, and runs a marathon every year.

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. SCIENCE. Just What is Science? Asking Why. Scientific Method. The Consequences of Science. Scientific Method in Daily Life. Things to Come. Exercises 2. OBSERVATION. Making Accurate Observations. Anomalous Phenomena. Observing Anomalies. The Burden of Proof. Concept Quiz. Exercises 3. EXPLANATION. Explanation, Theory and Hypothesis. Causation. Correlation. Causal Mechanisms. Underlying Processes. Laws. Function. The Interdependence of Explanatory Methods. Rival Explanations and Ockham's Razor. Explanation and Description. Ultimate Explanations. Concept Quiz. Exercises. 4. EXPERIMENTATION. The Basic Method. Confirmation and Rejection. Designing a Good Test. Real World Experiments. How Not to Design a Test. Conceptual Vagueness. Testing Extraordinary Claims. Predictive Clarity. Bias and Expectation. Concept Quiz. Exercises. 5. ESTABLISHING CAUSAL LINKS. Causal Studies. Ruling Out Chance. Multiple Causal Factors. Randomized, Prospective and Retrospective Studies. Reading Between the Lines. Concept Quiz. Exercises. 6. FALLACIES IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE. What is a Fallacy? False Anomalies. Questionable Arguments by Elimination. Illicit Causal Inferences. Unsupported Analogies and Similarities. Untestable Explanations and Predictions. Empty Jargon. Ad Hoc Rescues. Exploiting Uncertainty. Science and Pseudoscience. Concept Quiz. Exercises. FURTHER READING INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9781111305550
Author:
Carey, Stephen S.
Publisher:
Wadsworth Publishing Company
Author:
Carey, Stephen S.(Stephen S. Carey)
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
160

Other books you might like

  1. East Asia: A New History Used Trade Paper $5.95
  2. Contemporary Women's Health: Issues... Used Trade Paper $5.50
  3. Writing and Reading Across the... Used Trade Paper $4.95
  4. Applied Regression Analysis and... Used Hardcover $197.00
  5. Development Through the Lifespan... Used Hardcover $40.00
  6. Essentials of Human Communication... Used Trade Paper $17.50

Related Subjects


Humanities » Philosophy » General
Reference » Science Reference » General
Science and Mathematics » Popular Science » General
Textbooks » General

A Beginner's Guide to Scientific Method New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$87.95 In Stock
Product details 160 pages Wadsworth Publishing Company - English 9781111305550 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.