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by Ronald N Giere
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  • Author:
    Ronald N Giere
  • ISBN:
    0030630681
  • ISBN13:
    978-0030630682
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  • Publisher:
    Holt, Rinehart, and Winston; 2nd edition (1984)
  • Pages:
    391 pages
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    History & Philosophy
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I purchased this book because my copy of Giere's Understanding of Scientific Reasoning done back in 1979.

I purchased this book because my copy of Giere's Understanding of Scientific Reasoning done back in 1979. I have lost count in how many times I have referred to that book for illuminating something about statistics or hypothesis testing or logic. What is wrong? The other authors have convinced Giere to cut 50 or so pages from his original. In doing so, they have "Gutted" the in-depth material necessary for a thorough understanding of scientific reasoning.

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Every day, educated people have to deal with the results of scientific study

Every day, educated people have to deal with the results of scientific study. If you're foggy on why a "significant difference" is not always a large difference (and vice versa), or if you haven't quite realized that theories can be disproved but not proved, you need this book.

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UNDERSTANDING SCIENTIFIC REASONING develops critical reasoning skills and works with students to improve their level of scientific and technological literacy

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.

Ronald Giere is an American philosopher of science who is an emeritus professor of. .Understanding Scientific Reasoning (5th ed 2006).

Ronald Giere is an American philosopher of science who is an emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Minnesota. In his book Scientific Perspectivism he develops a version of perspectival realism in which he argues that scientific descriptions are somewhat like colours, in that they capture only selected aspects of reality, and those aspects are not bits of the world seen as they are in themselves, but bits of the world seen from a distinctive human perspective. Understanding Scientific Reasoning (5th ed 2006)

UNDERSTANDING SCIENTIFIC REASONING develops critical reasoning skills and works with students to improve their level of scientific and technological literacy.

UNDERSTANDING SCIENTIFIC REASONING develops critical reasoning skills and works with students to improve their level of scientific and technological literacy. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston (1991). Similar books and articles. EMU and Inference: What the Explanatory Model of Scientific Understanding Ignores. University of Minnesota. This article has no associated abstract. Mark Newman - 2014 - European Journal for Philosophy of Science 4 (1):55-74. Scientific Understanding. Peter Kosso - 2007 - Foundations of Science 12 (2):173-188. Yearning for Certainty and the Critique of Medicine as Science. Mark H. Waymack - 2009 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 30 (3):215-229. Styles of Reasoning: A Pluralist View.

UNDERSTANDING SCIENTIFIC REASONING is a softcover book that 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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I purchased this book because my copy of Giere's Understanding of Scientific Reasoning done back in 1979. I have lost count in how many times I have referred to that book for illuminating something about statistics or hypothesis testing or logic.
What is wrong? The other authors have convinced Giere to cut 50 or so pages from his original. In doing so, they have "Gutted" the in-depth material necessary for a thorough understanding of scientific reasoning. What is left is a "watered-down", "Dumbed-down" book on the nature of scientific reasoning without teaching "Why?"
Material about the logic of arguments, and necessary and sufficient are missing. Missing, also, from the Testing Theoretical Hypotheses is material on "What is a good test of a theoretical hypothesis?" Sadly, the whole book as a mere abridgment of the original. I wish Dr. Ronald Giere would republish his original book or let Google Books have the original or let Dover republish it.
The new book does have some features that are an improvement. Their examples are up-to-date. In their chapter 2: A Program for Evaluating Theoretical Hypotheses, they present their "Program" of 6 steps. They use good examples to back up their evaluation program. I have used it several times, myself, in evaluating academic articles.
Should you buy this book? If you are not well schooled in research methods, then buy this book. It has some useful material. If you are well schooled in research methods but have not used them for a while, it might benefit you. If you want more in-depth knowledge then stay away. Contact Ronald Giere and implore him to release his earlier work for us.
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It just costs too much. It breaks things down, but unless you need this specific edition for a class, just stick with older versions that are much cheaper. Great book nonetheless, but it's definitely not worth it unless you really need it. Challenge yourself and see what else is out there! I don't regret buying the book- just not knowing about the other cheaper options out there.
Hiylchis
Readable and interesting. Cases employed to explain key principles. Includes simple and powerful explanation (for the non-mathematical) of how statistics are used to judge to claims. Examples throughout. Companion answer book is helpful
Deorro
Great! Like new
Wyameluna
Fast Delivery! A great book too if you are using it in a course. Good fundamentals, a book you won't sell after the class is over.
Uttegirazu
Gives a lot of real world examples and even the exercises at the back of the chapters are very interesting.
Sometimes too mathematical in terms and processes but I guess that is what the book is about.
Not finished reading it yet, only at page 200 but so far I'm liking the examples that come after each chapter.
Cildorais
The book was a bit water damaged, but it was obvious they took good precautions to see that it was not further damaged by travel with lots of paper wrapping the book. The book is still perfectly legible and works fine for my class use. Book was shipped within 2 days and was at my school waiting for me when I got back from Winter vacation.
I've used this book since the first edition years ago whenever I teach our Logic and Scientific Reasoning Course. It is the best explanation I've ever seen of the process of scientific reasoning and why it is so successful. Students really get a grasp of what's going on in all branches of science, historical as well as experimental, and they can do it on their own. Great stuff, with lots of interesting and illuminating examples.