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The Resource Failure : why science is so successful, Stuart Firestein

Failure : why science is so successful, Stuart Firestein

Label
Failure : why science is so successful
Title
Failure
Title remainder
why science is so successful
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Firestein
Title variation
Why science is so successful
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In his sequel to Ignorance (Oxford University Press, 2012), Stuart Firestein shows us that the scientific enterprise is riddled with mistakes and errors - and that this is a good thing! Failure: Why Science Is So Successful delves into the origins of scientific research as a process that relies upon trial and error, one which inevitably results in a hefty dose of failure. In fact, scientists throughout history have relied on failure to guide their research, viewing mistakes as a necessary part of the process. Citing both historical and contemporary examples, Firestein strips away the distorted view of science as infallible to provide the public with a rare, inside glimpse of the messy realities of the scientific process
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Firestein, Stuart
Dewey number
501
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.F14
LC item number
F567 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Failure (Psychology)
  • Science
  • Discoveries in science
Label
Failure : why science is so successful, Stuart Firestein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- Failing to define failure -- Fail better : advice from samuel beckett -- The scientific basis of failure -- The unreasonable success of failure -- The integrity of failure -- Teaching failure -- The arc of failure -- The scientific method of failure -- Failure in the clinic -- How to love your data when it's wrong : negative results -- Philosopher of failure -- Funding failure -- Pharma failure -- A plurality of failures -- CODA
  • Introduction -- Failing to define failure -- Fail better : advice from samuel beckett -- The scientific basis of failure -- The unreasonable success of failure -- The integrity of failure -- Teaching failure -- The arc of failure -- The scientific methodof failure -- Failure in the clinic -- How to love your data when it's wrong : negative results -- Philosopher of failure -- Funding failure -- Pharma failure -- A plurality of failures -- CODA
Control code
sky274197319
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xi, 286 pages
Isbn
9780199390106
Lccn
2015009156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
ab 02/16
Label
Failure : why science is so successful, Stuart Firestein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- Failing to define failure -- Fail better : advice from samuel beckett -- The scientific basis of failure -- The unreasonable success of failure -- The integrity of failure -- Teaching failure -- The arc of failure -- The scientific method of failure -- Failure in the clinic -- How to love your data when it's wrong : negative results -- Philosopher of failure -- Funding failure -- Pharma failure -- A plurality of failures -- CODA
  • Introduction -- Failing to define failure -- Fail better : advice from samuel beckett -- The scientific basis of failure -- The unreasonable success of failure -- The integrity of failure -- Teaching failure -- The arc of failure -- The scientific methodof failure -- Failure in the clinic -- How to love your data when it's wrong : negative results -- Philosopher of failure -- Funding failure -- Pharma failure -- A plurality of failures -- CODA
Control code
sky274197319
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xi, 286 pages
Isbn
9780199390106
Lccn
2015009156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
ab 02/16

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