Standardization in Measurement: Philosophical, Historical and Sociological Issues
Oliver Schlaudt, Lara Huber
Routledge, Oct 6, 2015 - History - 256 pages
The application of standard measurement is a cornerstone of modern science. In this collection of essays, standardization of procedure, units of measurement and the epistemology of standardization are addressed by specialists from sociology, history and the philosophy of science.
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