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Article: More from the horse's mouth: What scientists say about science as a social practice

TitleMore from the horse's mouth: What scientists say about science as a social practice
Authors
KeywordsHistory of science
Nature of science
Philosophy of science
Science education
Scientific literacy
Issue Date2010
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09500693.asp
Citation
International Journal Of Science Education, 2010, v. 32 n. 11, p. 1431-1463 How to Cite?
AbstractThis research study sought to identify prominent features of the nature of science (NOS) embedded in authentic scientific inquiry. Fourteen well-established scientists from different parts of the world, working in experimental or theoretical research, in both traditional fields such as astrophysics and rapidly growing research fields such as molecular biology, participated as the informants of the study. The descriptions of their practices revealed eight prominent categories of NOS features. In an earlier paper of ours, we have reported four categories under the two themes: (1) the methods of scientific investigation and (2) the role and status of scientific knowledge. In this paper, we focus on the remaining four categories under the theme: social dimensions of science. Scientists' descriptions of their practices have 'put some flesh on the bones' of the assertion that science is socially and culturally embedded. These descriptions also have considerable potential for development into interesting case studies as teaching resources to enhance and enrich students' understanding of NOS. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125484
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.0
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.256
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dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Science Education, 2010, v. 32 n. 11, p. 1431-1463en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThis research study sought to identify prominent features of the nature of science (NOS) embedded in authentic scientific inquiry. Fourteen well-established scientists from different parts of the world, working in experimental or theoretical research, in both traditional fields such as astrophysics and rapidly growing research fields such as molecular biology, participated as the informants of the study. The descriptions of their practices revealed eight prominent categories of NOS features. In an earlier paper of ours, we have reported four categories under the two themes: (1) the methods of scientific investigation and (2) the role and status of scientific knowledge. In this paper, we focus on the remaining four categories under the theme: social dimensions of science. Scientists' descriptions of their practices have 'put some flesh on the bones' of the assertion that science is socially and culturally embedded. These descriptions also have considerable potential for development into interesting case studies as teaching resources to enhance and enrich students' understanding of NOS. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.en_HK
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dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Science Educationen_HK
dc.rightsThis is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Science Education, 2010, v. 32 n. 11, p. 1431-1463. The article is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09500690903104465-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectHistory of scienceen_HK
dc.subjectNature of scienceen_HK
dc.subjectPhilosophy of scienceen_HK
dc.subjectScience educationen_HK
dc.subjectScientific literacyen_HK
dc.titleMore from the horse's mouth: What scientists say about science as a social practiceen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.volume32en_HK
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