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Scientific Knowledge and Practice

  • Oddbjørn BukveEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter looks at some of the basic questions concerning the development of scientific knowledge. These are fundamental questions if we wish to carry out a research project. We need to inform ourselves of rules and standards concerning the field of practice that we enter into. I therefore make a short excursion into some basic questions of the theory of science: What are the characteristics of scientific knowledge? Does this knowledge have a different status than our everyday common knowledge? What is the role of cognitive frames in the development of scientific knowledge, and what is the role of theories and scientific concepts? Are theories to be understood as products of data and observations, or do our theoretical lenses shape the way we see the world? Is there such a thing as objective knowledge about society and the world?

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Western Norway University of Applied SciencesSogndalNorway

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