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About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

Jutta Schickore

Abstract

About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically is a long-term history of scientists’ methodological discussions about experimentation in the life sciences. It directs attention to working scientists’ methods discourse, its history and meanings, and its functions in scientific publications. The term “methods discourse” comprises all kinds of methods-related statements in scientific writing, including explicit commitments to experimentalism, descriptions of protocols, and justifications of methodological concepts and strategies. The book examines the complex ... More

Keywords: scientific method scientific writing experimentation in the life sciences, snake venom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226449982
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226450049.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jutta Schickore, author
Indiana University