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The Resource Principles of scientific methods, Mark Chang, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts, USA

Principles of scientific methods, Mark Chang, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts, USA

Label
Principles of scientific methods
Title
Principles of scientific methods
Statement of responsibility
Mark Chang, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book focuses on the fundamental principles behind scientific methods. The author uses concrete examples and illustrations to introduce and explain principles. He also uses analogies to connect different methods or problems to arrive at a general principle or common notion. The book explains how the principles of scientific methods are not only applicable to scientific research but also in our daily lives. It shows how the scientific method is used to understand how and why things happen, to make predictions, to present mistakes, and to solve problems. "--
  • "Our knowledge structures are undergoing dramatic changes as the world further progresses into the Information Age. To not drown in a rising sea of information, the knowledge across multiple disciplines becomes increasingly important. Principles of Scientific Methods is a book about the fundamental principles or common notions behind scientific methods in different fields. I wrote this book in order to inspire students to do scientific research, to share experiences and thoughts with experienced researchers, and to stimulate more research into scientific principles. It is challenging for me to systematically write a book on general principles of scientific methods and there will unavoidably be personal opinions. You should read with your critical eyes and suspicious mind. This book is for scientists, researchers, teachers, undergraduates, graduates, and even ambitious high school seniors. Science as referred to in this book is taken in a broad sense, including natural science, physics, mathematics, statistics, social science, political science, and engineering science. This book focuses on the fundamental principles behind scientific methods. It is not a book about the technical details of scientific methodologies. A principle is often abstract and has broad applicability, while a method is often concrete and specific. We use concrete examples and illustrations to introduce and explain principles and use analogies to connect different methods or problems to arrive at a general principle or a common notion. When I introduce a particular method it is mainly for the purpose of addressing the great idea behind the method, not the method itself. Principles of scientific methods introduced here are applicable not only to scientific research, but also to our daily lives"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
001.4/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.C456 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Principles of scientific methods, Mark Chang, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Science in perspective -- Formal reasoning -- Experimentation -- Scientific inference -- Dynamics of science -- Controversies and challenges -- Case studies
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 237 pages
Isbn
9781482238099
Isbn Type
(paperback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014019443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
11578608
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)868641810
Label
Principles of scientific methods, Mark Chang, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Science in perspective -- Formal reasoning -- Experimentation -- Scientific inference -- Dynamics of science -- Controversies and challenges -- Case studies
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 237 pages
Isbn
9781482238099
Isbn Type
(paperback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014019443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
11578608
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)868641810

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