Colloquium: Douglas Allchin, University of Minnesota
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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.