“Interpreting Biomedical Science: Experiment, Evidence, and Belief” (9780124186897)

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Interpreting Biomedical Science: Experiment, Evidence, and Belief
Interpreting Biomedical Science: Experiment, Evidence, and Belief
Maiväli, Ülo
Ülo
Maiväli
Academic Press
Elsevier S & T
0

9780124199569
9780124186897

SKU: 9780124199569 Categories: ,

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Interpreting Biomedical Science: Experiment, Evidence, and Belief discusses what can go wrong in biological science, providing an unbiased view and cohesive understanding of scientific methods, statistics, data interpretation, and scientific ethics that are illustrated with practical examples and real-life applications. Casting a wide net, the reader is exposed to scientific problems and solutions through informed perspectives from history, philosophy, sociology, and the social psychology of science. The book shows the differences and similarities between disciplines and different eras and illustrates the concept that while sound methodology is necessary for the progress of science, we cannot succeed without a right culture of doing things.Features theoretical concepts accompanied by examples from biological literatureContains an introduction to various methods, with an emphasis on statistical hypothesis testingPresents a clear argument that ties the motivations and ethics of individual scientists to the success of their scienceProvides recommendations on how to safeguard against scientific misconduct, fraud, and retractionsArms young scientists with practical knowledge that they can use every day

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