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    DescriptionWhat does it mean to be an expert? In "Rethinking Expertise", Harry Collins and Robert Evans offer a radical new perspective on the role of expertise in the practice of science and the public evaluation of technology. Collins and Evans present a Periodic Table of Expertises based on the idea of tacit knowledge - knowledge that we have but cannot explain. They then look at how some expertises are used to judge others, how laypeople judge between experts, and how credentials are used to evaluate them. Throughout, Collins and Evans ask an important question: how can the public make use of science and technology before there is consensus in the scientific community? This book has wide implications for public policy and for those who seek to understand science and benefit from it.

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    Rethinking Expertise
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Harry Collins, By (author) Dr. Robert Evans
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780226113616
    ISBN 10: 0226113612

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.0
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: PDR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    LC classification: HM
    BISAC V2.8: TEC052000
    Abridged Dewey: 301
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 306.45
    B&T Approval Code: A31142000
    Thema V1.0: JHB, PDR
    Illustrations note
    8 halftones, 6 line drawings, 5 tables
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    17 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Harry Collins is distinguished research professor of sociology and director of the Center for the Study of Knowledge, Expertise, and Science at Cardiff University. He is the author of, most recently, Gravity's Shadow and, with Trevor Pinch, Dr. Golem, both published by the University of Chicago Press. Robert Evans is a reader in sociology at the Cardiff School of Social Sciences.
    Review quote
    "Starts to lay the groundwork for solving a critical problem - how to restore the force of technical scientific information in public controversies, without importing disguised political agendas." - Nature "A rich and detailed 'periodic table' of expertise... full of case studies, anecdotes and intriguing experiments." - Times Higher Education"