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Analysis of the Actual Scientific Inquiries of Physicists I

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Jun28-05, 02:25 PM
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This is a very entertaining reading. It does give a bit of a glimpse of the "actual practice" (if there is such a thing) of the inquiry process within the daily workings of physicists.

http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0506191

The title does imply that there may be other future parts to this.

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Howcome there is just 'blah blah blah' and no mathematics?
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Howcome there is just 'blah blah blah' and no mathematics?
Because this is a blah blah blah type of article without mathematics. What KIND of mathematics were you expecting in describing human behavior and practice?

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Analysis of the Actual Scientific Inquiries of Physicists I

I dont know, I thought there would be some data re-analysis and some overlooked concepts discussed, or perhaps new models applied to old data, etc..
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I dont know, I thought there would be some data re-analysis and some overlooked concepts discussed, or perhaps new models applied to old data, etc..
The paper was a study of methodology and the process at doing research-front work. It isn't a physics research paper.

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