Schickore Doing & Writing Science

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?

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