Today, we’re reading Jutta Schickore’s “Doing Science, Writing Science” from Philosophy of Science. Please write a meaningful response. If you’re not sure where to start, consider one of the following questions:
- What do you think Schickore means when they state, “There’s a mismatch between what scientists do and the presentation of results in scientific publications”?
- When you write or present, how does it differ from what you actually do in the lab or the field?
- Why do you think understanding epistemology is important to understanding writing in the sciences?
- Schickore notes that “Latour and Woolgar imply that even audiences beyond the scientists’s immediate peers matter for the establishment of a knowledge claim” (p. 335). Who do you write for? How does this change how you present data or your research? Why does this matter for your degree/career goals?