Sheredos, Benjamin and Burnston, Daniel and Abrahamsen, Adele and Bechtel, William (2012) Why do biologists use so many diagrams? In:  Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg (San Diego, CA) > PSA 2012 Contributed Papers.
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Diagrams have distinctive characteristics that make them an effective medium for communicating research findings, but they are even more impressive as tools for scientific reasoning. Focusing on circadian rhythm research in biology to explore these roles, we examine diagrammatic formats that have been devised (a) to identify and illuminate circadian phenomena and (b) to develop and modify mechanistic explanations of these phenomena.
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|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Keywords:||Diagrams, circadian rhythms, mechanistic explanations|
|Subjects:||Specific Sciences > Biology|
Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
General Issues > Explanation
|Conferences and Volumes:|| Philosophy of Science Assoc. 23rd Biennial Mtg (San Diego, CA) > PSA 2012 Contributed Papers|
|Depositing User:||Professor William Bechtel|
|Date Deposited:||26 Sep 2012 08:25|
|Last Modified:||19 Oct 2012 16:14|
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