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Title: Understanding scientific study via process modeling
Authors: Luk, RWP 
Keywords: Knowledge management
Methodology
Philosophy of science
Process model
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Springer
Source: Foundations of science, 2010, v. 15, no. 1, p. 49-78 How to cite?
Journal: Foundations of Science 
Abstract: This paper argues that scientific studies distinguish themselves from other studies by a combination of their processes, their (knowledge) elements and the roles of these elements. This is supported by constructing a process model. An illustrative example based on Newtonian mechanics shows how scientific knowledge is structured according to the process model. To distinguish scientific studies from research and scientific research, two additional process models are built for such processes. We apply these process models: (1) to argue that scientific progress should emphasize both the process of change and the content of change; (2) to chart the major stages of scientific study development; and (3) to define "science".
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/15866
DOI: 10.1007/s10699-009-9168-9
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