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Measurement outside the laboratory

Boumans, Marcel (2004) Measurement outside the laboratory. In: [2004] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 19th Biennial Meeting - PSA2004: Contributed Papers (Austin, TX; 2004) > PSA 2004 Contributed Papers. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The kinds of models discussed in this paper function as measuring instruments. We will concentrate on two necessary steps for measurement: (1) the search of a mathematical representation of the phenomenon; (2) this representation should cover an invariant relationship between the properties of the phenomenon to be measured and observable accociated attributes of a measuring instrument. Therefore, the measuring instrument should function as a nomological machine. However, invariant relationships are not necessarily ceteris paribus regularities, but could also occur when the influence of the environment is negligible. Then we are able to achieve accurate measurements outside the laboratory


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Additional Information: revised version, November 2004
    Keywords: representational theory of measurement invariance
    Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
    General Issues > Laws of Nature
    General Issues > Experimentation
    Conferences and Volumes: [2004] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 19th Biennial Meeting - PSA2004: Contributed Papers (Austin, TX; 2004) > PSA 2004 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Marcel Boumans
    Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2004
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:13
    Item ID: 2045
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2045

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