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    Changing Order: Replication and Induction in Scientific Practice.H. M. Collins - 1985 - University of Chicago Press.
    This fascinating study in the sociology of science explores the way scientists conduct, and draw conclusions from, their experiments. The book is organized around three case studies: replication of the TEA-laser, detecting gravitational rotation, and some experiments in the paranormal. "In his superb book, Collins shows why the quest for certainty is disappointed. He shows that standards of replication are, of course, social, and that there is consequently no outside standard, no Archimedean point beyond society from which we can lever (...)
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    Rethinking Expertise.H. M. Collins & Robert Evans - 2007 - University of Chicago Press.
    ISBN-13: 978-0-226-11360-9 (cloth : alk. paper) ISBN-10: 0-226-11360-4 ... HM651.C64 2007 158.1—dc22 2007022671 The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Information ...
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  3. Epistemological Chicken HM Collins and Steven Yearley.H. M. Collins - 1992 - In Andrew Pickering (ed.), Science as Practice and Culture. University of Chicago Press. pp. 301.
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  4. The Seven Sexes: A Study in the Sociology of a Phenomenon, or the Replication of Experiments in Physics.H. M. Collins - 1975 - Sociology 9 (2):205.
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    A Strong Confirmation Of The Experimenters' Regress.H. M. Collins - 1994 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 25 (3):493-503.
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    What is TRASP?: The Radical Programme as a Methodological Imperative.H. M. Collins - 1981 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 11 (2):215.
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    The Place of the ‘Core-Set’ in Modern Science: Social Contingency with Methodological Propriety in Science.H. M. Collins - 1981 - History of Science 19 (1):6-19.
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    New Light on Old Boys: Cognitive and Institutional Particularism in the Peer Review System. [REVIEW]H. M. Collins & G. D. L. Travis - 1991 - Science, Technology and Human Values 16 (3):322-341.
    Peer review of grant applications, it has been suggested, might be distorted by what is popularly termed old boyism, cronyism, or particularism. We argue that the existing debate emphasizes the more uninteresting aspects of the peer review system and that the operation of old boyism, as currently understood would have little effect on the overall direction of science. We identify a phenomenon of cognitive particularism, which we consider to be more important than the institutional cronyism analyzed in previous studies. We (...)
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    Embedded or Embodied? A Review of Hubert Dreyfus' What Computers Still Can't Do.H. M. Collins - 1996 - Artificial Intelligence 80 (1):99-117.
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    "When" Do Scientists Prefer to Vary Their Experiments?H. M. Collins - 1984 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 15 (2):169.
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    The Experimenter's Regress as Philosophical Sociology.H. M. Collins - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 33 (1):149-156.
    I will divide my discussion into two. In the first part I will discuss Godin and Gingras's delicious claim that the experimenter's regress is anticipated by Sextus Empiricus's formulation of scepticism. In the second part, I will try to deal with Godin and Gingras's ‘critical argument’, that the experimenter's regress would be redundant if we were less concerned with ‘frightening philosophers’.
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    Captives and Victims: Comment on Scott, Richards, and Martin.H. M. Collins - 1991 - Science, Technology and Human Values 16 (2):249-251.
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    Journey Into Space HM Collins and Steven Yearley.H. M. Collins - 1992 - In Andrew Pickering (ed.), Science as Practice and Culture. University of Chicago Press. pp. 369.
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    Ways of Going On: An Analysis of Skill Applied to Medical Practice.W. E. Bijker, G. H. de Vries & H. M. Collins - 1997 - Science, Technology and Human Values 22 (3):267-285.
    Humans do two types of actions, polimorphic actions and mimeomorphic actions. The ability to carry out polimorphic actions cannot be mastered outside of socialization. Mimeomorphic actions, however, can be learned in other ways; sometimes, they can be learned away from the context of practice. Polimorphic actions cannot be mimicked by machines, but some mimeomorphic actions can. Other mimeomorphic actions are too complex to mechanize. Actions that cannot be mechanized because they are physically complicated should not be confused with actions that (...)
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    We Have Never Been Modern. Bruno Latour, Catherine Porter.H. M. Collins - 1994 - Isis 85 (4):672-674.
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    Socialness and the Undersocialized Conception of Society.H. M. Collins - 1998 - Science, Technology and Human Values 23 (4):494-516.
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  17. Two Kinds of Actions: A Phenomenological Study.H. M. Collins & M. Kusch - 1995 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 55 (4):799-819.
    In this paper, we will explain and analyse a phenomenological distinction between two kinds of actions. The distinction we have in mind is the difference between those actions that actors try, or are satisfied, to carry out, in like situations, ‘in the same way’, and all other actions. We call the first kind ‘mimeomorphic actions’ and the second kind ‘polimorphic actions’. We will define these two kinds of actions, and their species, on the basis of their characteristic intentions and experiences, (...)
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    Lead Into Gold: The Science of Finding Nothing.H. M. Collins - 2003 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 34 (4):661-691.
    Scientists are always doing experiments or making observations that disappoint them. Most negative experiments are consigned to the file drawer. But in physics, lead is regularly transmuted into gold by treating a negative result as an upper limit—an observation of the maximum strength of the phenomenon under investigation. The logic and sociology of upper limits and the logic and sociology of positive results are different. I explore the difference through a case study in the physical sciences. In the conclusion I (...)
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    Two Kinds of Actions: A Phenomenological Study.H. M. Collins & M. Kusch - 1995 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 55 (4):799-819.
    In this paper, we will explain and analyse a phenomenological distinction between two kinds of actions. The distinction we have in mind is the difference between those actions that actors try, or are satisfied, to carry out, in like situations, ‘in the same way’, and all other actions. We call the first kind ‘mimeomorphic actions’ and the second kind ‘polimorphic actions’. We will define these two kinds of actions, and their species, on the basis of their characteristic intentions and experiences, (...)
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    Constructivist Critiques of the Research Program.H. M. Collins - 1996 - Knowledge and Policy 9 (2-3):53-76.
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    Interests and the Growth of KnowledgeBarry Barnes.H. M. Collins - 1980 - Isis 71 (1):159-160.
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    Introduction: Humans, Animals, and Machines.H. M. Collins & Michael Lynch - 1998 - Science, Technology and Human Values 23 (4):371-383.
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    Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts. Bruno Latour, Steve Woolgar.H. M. Collins - 1988 - Isis 79 (1):148-149.
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    Misunderstanding Replication?H. M. Collins - 1987 - Social Science Information 26 (2):451-459.
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    Note on Restivo.H. M. Collins - 1992 - Science, Technology and Human Values 17 (3):406-406.
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    Replication of Experiments: A Sociological Comment.H. M. Collins - 1978 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 1 (3):391-392.
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    Sociology of Knowledge Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact. By Ludwik Flek. Ed. By Thaddeus J. Trenn and Robert K. Merton. Translated by Fred Bradley and Thaddeus J. Trenn. Chicago & London: Chicago University Press, 1979. Pp. Xxviii + 203. £10.50 $22.75. [REVIEW]H. M. Collins - 1981 - British Journal for the History of Science 14 (2):208-209.
  28. Sociology of Scientific Knowledge: A Source Book.H. M. Collins (ed.) - 1982 - Bath University Press.
     
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    Sociology of Science: A Sociological Pilgrimage. Michael Mulkay.H. M. Collins - 1993 - Isis 84 (3):622-623.
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    The Elusive Science: Origins of Experimental Psychical Research. Seymour H. Mauskopf, Michael R. McVaugh.H. M. Collins - 1981 - Isis 72 (4):670-671.
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    "The Social Bases of Scientific Discoveries" by Augustine Brannigan.H. M. Collins - 1985 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 15 (3):377.
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    The Sociology of Science: Problems, Approaches, and ResearchJerry Gaston.H. M. Collins - 1980 - Isis 71 (3):487-488.
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    Book Reviews : The Social Bases of Scientific Discoveries. By Augustine Brannigan. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981. Pp. XI + 212. $29.95. Paper $11.95. [REVIEW]H. M. Collins - 1985 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 15 (3):377-380.