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The Science Game draws an analogy between science and a news service: scientific researchers/reporters collect, check and analyse messages in order to draw conclusions. Scientific theorists/editors help define target areas of investigation and provide context and interpretation for news stories; they show us how the news fits in to the big picture and tell us what it means. This analogy helps students to identify sources of variance in a report, and to reveal how the preferences of editors/theorists shape which questions are asked and which interpretations are given. This text aims to educate readers so that they become discriminating consumers of science.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195423211
ISBN-10: 0195423216
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 153mm x 25mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Oxford University Press, Canada
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Canada
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: Canada

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