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Making Observations

  • Peter TruranEmail author
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Abstract

The making of observations is not the primary act in research. Observations need a chosen problem context in order to be relevant. In this view hypotheses always precede observations. The most effective research is likely occur where the hypothetical bases of the data gathering and analyses are made explicit before data are gathered or selected.

Keywords

Large Hadron Collider Human Genome Project Problem Context Double Star Firm Believer 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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