The Conduct of Inquiry
An Introduction of Logic and Scientific Method
ISBN10: 0761813071 ISBN13: 9780761813071 Contributors: Kitchener, Richard F. Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer Published: Apr 1 1999 Pages: 556 Weight: 1.70lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
The Conduct of Inquiry is a practical introduction to logic and scientific method. It provides a comprehensive and current discussion of the logic of scientific method and scientific reasoning. The author places consistent stress on the evaluation of actual scientific reasoning and the development of critical thinking skills by employing numerous examples that require the application of the principles discussed in the text. Each chapter lays out basic, underlying principles of logic and scientific method and illustrates them by reference to detailed case studies in the history of science. The method of proceeding from concrete case studies to general principle embodied in the examples provides an understandable progression for those learning the basic ideas of logic and scientific method.