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Gravity's Ghost and Big DogScientific Discovery and Social Analysis in the Twenty-First Century$
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Harry Collins

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226052298

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226052328.001.0001

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Methodological Reflections

Methodological Reflections

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(p.319) 17 Methodological Reflections
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Gravity's Ghost and Big Dog
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Harry Collins

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226052328.003.0019

Did the author ‘go native’ to a damaging extent in studying the Big Dog episode? Should the author have tried to make a contribution to the physics? How the scientists criticised the author and how the author responded. The nature of the social sciences classified according to the extent to which the analyst adopts the actors categories.

Keywords:   Going native, Participant observation, Participant comprehension, The nature of social science, Actors’ and analysts’ categories, Social science classified

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