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Colloquium: Douglas Allchin, University of Minnesota

"Negative Knowledge"

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Mandag 5. marts 2012,  kl. 14:15 - 15:45


building 1110 - room 214

Scientific knowledge is typically regarded as "positive"knowledge.  I will address the contrasting concept of negative knowledge, or explicit knowledge of false claims, known artifacts, and clarified errors.  Drawing on the familiar concept of sources of error, I will profile the significance of what Deborah Mayo calls error repertoires in guiding experimental research and publication.  Finally, I will describe the general program of Error Analytics, which aims to articulate the spectrum of error types in science and their role in shaping scientific practice. I will alsobriefly discuss the origin of methodological principles, factors in research design, Kuhn loss, and scientific literacy education.