Representation in Scientific Practice

Representation in Scientific Practice

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By (author) Michael Lynch, By (author) Steve Woolgar

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  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Format: Paperback | 376 pages
  • Dimensions: 153mm x 229mm x 22mm | 652g
  • Publication date: 28 November 1990
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, Mass.
  • ISBN 10: 0262620766
  • ISBN 13: 9780262620765
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: MIT Press ed
  • Illustrations note: 49

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The essays in this book provide an excellent introduction to the means by which scientists convey their ideas. While diverse in their subject matter, the essays are unified in asserting that scientists compose and use particular representations in contextually organized and contextually sensitive ways, and that these representations - particularly visual displays such as graphs, diagrams, photographs, and drawings - depend for their meaning on the complex activities in which they are situated.The topics include sociological orientations to representational practice, representation and the realist-constructivist controversy, the fixation of evidence, time and documents in researcher interaction, selection and mathematization in the visual documentation of objects in the life sciences, the use of illustrations in texts (E.0. Wilson's Sociobiology, a field guide to the birds), representing practice in cognitive science, the iconography of scientific texts, and semiotic analysis of scientific, representation.The contributors are K. Amann, Ronald Amerine, Francoise Bastide, Jack Bilmes, K. Knorr, Bruno Latour, John Law, Michael Lynch, Greg Meyers, Lucy A. Suchman, Paul Tibbetts, Steve Woolgar, and Steven Yearley.Michael Lynch is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Boston University. Steve Woolgar is at the Centre for Research into Innovation Culture, and Technology at Brunel University, Uxbridge, England

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Michael Lynch is Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University. Steve Woolgar is Chair of Marketing and Head of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Oxford.