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Scientific Thinking: Being Rational?

  • Peter TruranEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Philosophy book series (BRIEFSPHILOSOPH)

Abstract

The reasoning processes employed in the resolution of research problems, in the analysis and evaluation of scientific data, and in the assessment of experimental results, may be complex. Critical thinking is not something that can be applied mechanistically or simplistically, but is a skill that needs development and practice.

Keywords

Critical Thinking Scientific Reasoning Peer Review Process Confirmation Bias Moral Integrity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for the Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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