The seduction of the scientific method: or, how we can be persuaded to believe that biology is destiny

Davies, Bronwyn (2001) The seduction of the scientific method: or, how we can be persuaded to believe that biology is destiny. Kvinnovetenskaplig tidskrift, 1. pp. 69-84.

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How is it that we are so seduced by the scientific method and fail to find the flaws in our "scientific reasoning"? This paper is a critique of the scientific method as it is used in a set of studies that set out to prove that biology is destiny. The shortcomings of the scientific method as it is used in this set of studies are analysed in terms of Kagan's critique in Three Seductive Ideas (1998) and in light of recent poststructuralist research on gender.

Item ID: 13298
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: critique; gender; method; theory
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Title [Swedish]: Den vetenskapliga metodens forforelse, eller: hur vi kan overtalas att biologin ar ett ode

Text written in Swedish

ISSN: 0348-8365
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2013 01:46
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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