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Data Models and the Acquisition and Manipulation of Data

Harris, Todd (2002) Data Models and the Acquisition and Manipulation of Data. [Preprint]

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    This paper offers an account of data manipulation in scientific experiments. It will be shown that in many cases raw, unprocessed data is not produced, but rather a form of processed data that will be referred to as a data model. The language of data models will be used to provide a framework within which to understand a current debate about the status of data and data manipulation. It will be seen that a description in terms of data models allows one to understand cases in which data acquisition and data manipulation cannot be separated into two independent activities.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Models and Idealization, Theory/Observation, Experimentation, Data collection
    Conferences and Volumes: [2002] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 18th Biennial Mtg - PSA 2002: Contributed Papers (Milwaukee, WI; 2002) > PSA 2002 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Program Committee
    Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2003
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
    Item ID: 1074
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1074

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