The Conduct of Inquiry: An Introduction of Logic and Scientific Method / Edition 1 available in Paperback
The Conduct of Inquiry is a practical introduction to logic and scientific method. It provides a comprehensive and current discussion of the logic of scientific method and scientific reasoning. The author places consistent stress on the evaluation of actual scientific reasoning and the development of critical thinking skills by employing numerous examples that require the application of the principles discussed in the text. Each chapter lays out basic, underlying principles of logic and scientific method and illustrates them by reference to detailed case studies in the history of science. The method of proceeding from concrete case studies to general principle embodied in the examples provides an understandable progression for those learning the basic ideas of logic and scientific method.
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Table of Contents
chapter 1 Preface chapter 2 Introduction chapter 3 Logic: Introduction to Logic; Deductive Logic; Inductive Logic; Probability chapter 4 Scientific Method: Introduction; Scientific Observation; Classification of Data; Eliminative Induction; Analogy; Hypothesis and Hypothesis Testing; The Experimental Method; Statistical Inference; Evaluation and Choice of Theories; Scientific Knowled chapter 5 Appendices: Hume and the Problem of Induction; Goodman and the New Riddle of Induction; Hempel and the Paradoxes of Confirmation