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“Scientific facts”

“Scientific facts” D. Gile, January 22, 2005 Is there anything special about “facts” as they are produced by science (in the sense of the ESP as explained in previous contributions on this page), as opposed to facts collected, presented or asserted outside of science? Are they more accurate, more reliable, more comprehensive in covering a …

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The liberal arts paradigm and the empirical science paradigm

The liberal arts paradigm and the empirical science paradigm D. Gile, January 22, 2005 If my memory serves me right, the concept of “science” was never raised as an issue during my undergraduate and graduate studies in mathematics. Neither was the concept of “research methods”, which I encountered when I became a student of sociology. …

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Scientific norms

Scientific norms D.Gile, December 8, 2004 Our knowledge about the world is partly experiential, i.e. obtained through direct sensory experience (what we see, what we hear, what we smell, etc.) and ulterior cognitive processing (the brain has to make sense of the sensory experience), and partly inherited, i.e. received from other people’s statements, written or spoken (what we …

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PhD Contract, University of Helsinki

PhD Contract University of Helsinki (Report from the Lisbon Congress round table on supervision, September 2004. Convenor: Andrew Chesterman)   This is the PhD contract used in the Department of Scandinavian Languages and Literature at the University of Helsinki, developed in collaboration by supervisors and postgraduate students there. In actual use, this document relates to another one (not included here) describing the …

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Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education produced by the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. (27 Precepts) (Report from the Lisbon Congress round table on supervision, September 2004. Convenor: Andrew Chesterman)   Institutional arrangements   1 Institutions will put in place effective arrangements to maintain appropriate academic standards and …

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