TITLE

Error, Error-Statistics and Self-Directed Anticipative Learning

AUTHOR(S)
Farrell, R. P.; Hooker, C. A.
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Foundations of Science;Nov2009, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p249
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Error is protean, ubiquitous and crucial in scientific process. In this paper it is argued that understanding scientific process requires what is currently absent: an adaptable, context-sensitive functional role for error in science that naturally harnesses error identification and avoidance to positive, success-driven, science. This paper develops a new account of scientific process of this sort, error and success driving Self-Directed Anticipative Learning (SDAL) cycling, using a recent re-analysis of ape-language research as test example. The example shows the limitations of other accounts of error, in particular Mayo’s (Error and the growth of experimental knowledge, 1996) error-statistical approach, and SDAL cycling shows how they can be fruitfully contextualised.
ACCESSION #
44820377

 

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