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Changing Order: Replication and Induction in Scientific Practice

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This fascinating study in the sociology of science explores the way scientists conduct, and draw conclusions from, their experiments. The book is organized around three case studies: replication of the TEA-laser, detecting gravitational rotation, and some experiments in the paranormal. In his superb book, Collins shows why the quest for certainty is disappointed. He shows that standards of replication are, of course, social, and that there is consequently no outside standard, no Archimedean point beyond society from which ...

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Changing Order: Replication and Induction in Scientific Practice
1992, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226113760

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Changing Order: Replication and Induction in Scientific Practice
1985, Sage Publications (CA), London, England

ISBN-13: 9780803997172

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Changing Order: Replication and Induction in Scientific Practice
1985, Sage Publications (CA), London, England

ISBN-13: 9780803997578

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