Understanding Scientific Reasoning

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Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1997 - Philosophy - 309 pages
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UNDERSTANDING SCIENTIFIC REASONING develops critical reasoning skills and works with students to improve their level of scientific and technological literacy. Giere teaches students how to understand and critically evaluate scientific information they encounter in popular and professional media. With its focus on science, Understanding Scientific Reasoning helps students learn how to examine scientific reports with a reasonable degree of sophistication. Giere explains how to reason through case studies using the same informal logic skills employed by scientists. Students sharpen their abilities to analyze a complex series of propositions and hypotheses in the same manner as scientists.

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Contents

Why Understand Scientific Reasoning?
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Understanding and Evaluating
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Historical Episodes
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