The Beginner's Guide to Scientific Method / Edition 2

The Beginner's Guide to Scientific Method / Edition 2

by Stephen S. Carey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534528430

ISBN-13: 9780534528430

Pub. Date: 06/01/1997

Publisher: Wadsworth

Designed for the student who has little or no background in the sciences, this book provides a brief, non-technical introduction to the basic methods underlying all good scientific research. It is ideal as a supplementary text for any course in which students must have some rudimentary understanding of how science is done. Topics include establishing causal links,…  See more details below

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Designed for the student who has little or no background in the sciences, this book provides a brief, non-technical introduction to the basic methods underlying all good scientific research. It is ideal as a supplementary text for any course in which students must have some rudimentary understanding of how science is done. Topics include establishing causal links, testing explanations, extraordinary claims and anecdotal evidence, and fallacies. End-of-chapter exercises help reinforce material. A sold supplement to students, this book can also be bundled with a Brooks/Cole earth science text book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534528430
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
7.43(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Science1
2Establishing Causal Links8
3Testing Explanations55
4Extraordinary Claims and Anecdotal Evidence93
5Fallacies in the Name of Science113
Further Reading147
Index149

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