The large-scale structure of scientific method

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Abstract

The standard textbook description of the nature of science describes the proposal, testing, and acceptance of a theoretical idea almost entirely in isolation from other theories. The resulting model of science is a kind of piecemeal empiricism that misses the important network structure of scientific knowledge. Only the large-scale description of scientific method can reveal the global interconnectedness of scientific knowledge that is an essential part of what makes science scientific.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-42
Number of pages10
JournalScience and Education
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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