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The Scientific Endeavor: A Primer on Scientific Principles and Practice

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By: JA Lee

Pearson Education

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #119574 | ISBN: 0805345965
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About this book

Ideal as a stand--alone supplement in any science course, The Scientific Endeavor creates a framework for students' future coursework in the sciences by discussing what science is and how it is done. Presenting all of the major topics and basic underpinnings of science in a clear, simplified manner, the book provides a generic view that isn't tied to any specific discipline. Students develop "scientific literacy" that will help them better understand and appreciate their mainstream science courses.


Contents

1. Introduction. 2. The Philosophy of Science. 3. Research. 4. The Community of Scientists. 5. Misconduct in Science. 6. Critical Thinking and Science. 7. Pseudoscience. 8. Science, Pseudoscience, and a Skeptical Attitude. 9. The Process of Science. Appendix 1: Units. Appendix 2: Working with Measured Values. Appendix 3: Writing Science. Appendix 4: Graphing.

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