Critical Reasoning and Science Looking at Science with an Investigative Eye

ISBN-10: 0761837949
ISBN-13: 9780761837947
Edition: 2007
List price: $51.99
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Book details

List price: $51.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University Press of America, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

List of Figures
Introduction
Science & Critical Reasoning
What Is Science?
What Is Critical Reasoning?
Inductive & Deductive Reasoning
Critical Reasoning & Science
Philosophy of Science with an Investigative Eye
Science & Truth
Theories of Truth
Realism vs. Antirealism
Causation
What Is a Cause?
Mill's Methods
Causal Fallacies
Science and Progress
Experience & the Possibility of Knowledge
Logical Accounts of Science
Historical Accounts of Science
Scientific Practice with an Investigative Eye
Scientific Models
Three Types of Scientific Hypotheses
Theoretical Models, Hypotheses, & Theories
Evaluating Models
Competing Models
Exercises for Scientific Models
Statistical Hypotheses
Estimation & Proportion
Distribution & Correlation
Evaluating Statistical Hypotheses
Exercises for Statistical Hypotheses
Causal Hypotheses
Controlled Experiments & Data-Based Research
Evaluating Causal Hypotheses
Exercises for Causal Hypotheses
Science & Its Pretenders
Science & Non-Science
Science, Marginal Science, & Pseudo-Science
Exercises for Science, Marginal Science, & Pseudo-Science
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