Collecting Experiments

Collecting Experiments➽ [Download] ✤ Collecting Experiments By Bruno J. Strasser ➲ – Bluevapours.co.uk Databases have revolutionized nearly every aspect of our lives Information of all sorts is being collected on a massive scale from Google to Facebook and well beyond But as the amount of information i Databases have revolutionized nearly every aspect of our lives Information of all sorts is being collected on a massive scale from Google to Facebook and well beyond But as the amount of information in databases explodes we are forced to reassess our ideas about what knowledge is how it is produced to whom it belongs and who can be credited for producing it ¬† Every scientist working today draws on databases to produce scientific knowledge Databases have become common than microscopes voltmeters and test tubes and the increasing amount of data has led to major changes in research practices and profound reflections on the proper professional roles of data producers collectors curators and analysts ¬† Collecting Experiments traces the development and use of data collections especially in the experimental life sciences from the early twentieth century to the present It shows that the current revolution is best understood as the coming together of two older ways of knowing‚ÄĒcollecting and experimenting the museum and the laboratory Ultimately Bruno J Strasser argues that by serving as knowledge repositories as well as indispensable tools for producing new knowledge these databases function as digital museums for the twenty first century.

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Collecting Experiments PDF ✓ Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 392 pages
  • Collecting Experiments
  • Bruno J. Strasser
  • 03 January 2016
  • 9780226635040

11 thoughts on “Collecting Experiments

  1. Lukas says:

    I have been working as a molecular biologist for close to a decade now Consulting databases such as PMC or PDB is one of the most common things in my daily routine as a scientist This book puts these databases into a larger context There have always been coexisting approaches in biology the experimental approach focusing on the careful manipulation of nature and the comparative approach relying on the careful contextualization of specimens and findings to reveal underlying patterns Both are important and both complement each other The important difference is that only the experimental path credits the individual researcher with citations and thus acknowledgment important for their future career Strasser goes through the history of databases and shows the difficulties the curators had to face This is a fascinating read for everyone involved with open science and the future of scientific authorship

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