The Experimental Side of Modeling
by Isabelle F. Peschard, Bas C. Fraassen
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press 2018
Number of pages: 360
Offering a radically new conception of the role of data in the scientific modeling process, this cutting-edge volume offers a multifaceted view on experiments as designed and shaped in interaction with the modeling process. Highlighting the mediating role of models and the model-dependence of data measurement, it proposes a normative and conceptual innovation in scientific modeling.
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