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    3. Rhythm as Meters, Cycles and Periods – Life Science, Metrics and Idealist Philosophy.Pascal Michon - forthcoming - Rhuthmos.
    Previous chapter In her book Die Form des Werdens: Eine Kulturgeschichte der Embryologie, 1760-1830, Janina Wellmann claims that around 1800 the concept of rhythm has emerged and penetrated the entire Western culture. In literature, in theoretical reflection on art, in philosophy, but especially in the newest life sciences, rhythm would have become a common scientific “Paradigm” or better yet, a new “Episteme”. It would be great if it is true. But I think - Sur le concept de rythme – Nouvel (...)
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    The Metrics of Science and Technology.Eliezer Geisler - 2000 - Quorum Books.
    This work copiles key metrics to measure and evalute the impact of science and technology on academia, industry and government. it covers such topics as ...
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  3. 1. Zeno's Metrical Paradox. The Version of Zeno's Argument That Points to Possible Trouble in Measure Theory May Be Stated as Follows: 1. Composition. A Line Segment is an Aggregate of Points. 2. Point-Length. Each Point has Length 0. 3. Summation. The Sum of a (Possibly Infinite) Collection of 0's Is. [REVIEW]Zeno'S. Metrical Paradox Revisited - 1988 - Philosophy of Science 55:58-73.
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    Non-metric Propositional Similarity.A. C. Paseau - forthcoming - Erkenntnis:1-22.
    The idea that sentences can be closer or further apart in meaning is highly intuitive. Not only that, it is also a pillar of logic, semantic theory and the philosophy of science, and follows from other commitments about similarity. The present paper proposes a novel way of comparing the ‘distance’ between two pairs of propositions. We define ‘\ is closer in meaning to \ than \ is to \’ and thereby give a precise account of comparative propositional similarity facts. (...)
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    Chaos, Plurality and Model Metrics in Climate Science.Gregor Betz - 2013 - In Ulrich V. Gähde & Stephan Hartmann (eds.), Models, Simulation, and the Reduction of Complexity. de Gruyter. pp. 255-264.
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    Metrics-Based Assessments of Research: Incentives for 'Institutional Plagiarism'?Colin Berry - 2013 - Science and Engineering Ethics 19 (2):337-340.
    The issue of plagiarism—claiming credit for work that is not one’s own, rightly, continues to cause concern in the academic community. An analysis is presented that shows the effects that may arise from metrics-based assessments of research, when credit for an author’s outputs (chiefly publications) is given to an institution that did not support the research but which subsequently employs the author. The incentives for what is termed here “institutional plagiarism” are demonstrated with reference to the UK Research Assessment (...)
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  7. Scrambling for Higher Metrics in the Journal Impact Factor Bubble Period: A Real-World Problem in Science Management and its Implications.Tran Trung, Hoang Khanh Linh, La Viet Phuong, Manh-Toan Ho & Quan-Hoang Vuong - 2020 - Problems and Perspectives in Management 18 (1):48-56.
    Universities and funders in many countries have been using Journal Impact Factor (JIF) as an indicator for research and grant assessment despite its controversial nature as a statistical representation of scientific quality. This study investigates how the changes of JIF over the years can affect its role in research evaluation and science management by using JIF data from annual Journal Citation Reports (JCR) to illustrate the changes. The descriptive statistics find out an increase in the median JIF for the (...)
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    A Metric for the Cognitive Map: Found at Last?Kathryn J. Jeffery & Neil Burgess - 2006 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 10 (1):1-3.
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    The Engineering and Science Issues Test (ESIT): A Discipline-Specific Approach to Assessing Moral Judgment. [REVIEW]Jason Borenstein, Matthew J. Drake, Robert Kirkman & Julie L. Swann - 2010 - Science and Engineering Ethics 16 (2):387-407.
    To assess ethics pedagogy in science and engineering, we developed a new tool called the Engineering and Science Issues Test (ESIT). ESIT measures moral judgment in a manner similar to the Defining Issues Test, second edition, but is built around technical dilemmas in science and engineering. We used a quasi-experimental approach with pre- and post-tests, and we compared the results to those of a control group with no overt ethics instruction. Our findings are that several (but not (...)
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    Toward a Metric of Science: The Advent of Science IndicatorsYehuda Elkana Joshua Lederberg Robert K. Merton Arnold Thackray Harriet Zuckerman.Nathan Reingold - 1979 - Isis 70 (3):443-445.
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    Sociology of Science Toward a Metric of Science: The Advent of Science Indicators. Edited by Yehuda Elkana, Joshua Lederberg, Robert K. Merton, Arnold Thackray, and Harriet Zuckerman. New York and Chichester: Wiley, 1978. Pp. Xiv + 354. £14.00. [REVIEW]John Law - 1980 - British Journal for the History of Science 13 (3):264-264.
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    Internationalisation, Mobility and Metrics: A New Form of Indirect Discrimination?Louise Ackers - 2008 - Minerva 46 (4):411-435.
    This paper discusses the relationship between internationalisation, mobility, quality and equality in the context of recent developments in research policy in the European Research Area (ERA). Although these developments are specifically concerned with the growth of research capacity at European level, the issues raised have much broader relevance to those concerned with research policy and highly skilled mobility. The paper draws on a wealth of recent research examining the relationship between mobility and career progression with particular reference to a recently (...)
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    Confirming Power of Observations Metricized for Decisions Among Hypotheses.Henry A. Finch - 1960 - Philosophy of Science 27 (3):293-307.
    Experimental observations are often taken in order to assist in making a choice between relevant hypotheses ∼ H and H. The power of observations in this decision is here metrically defined by information-theoretic concepts and Bayes' theorem. The exact (or maximum power) of a new observation to increase or decrease Pr(H) the prior probability that H is true; the power of that observation to modify the total amount of uncertainty involved in the choice between ∼ H and H: the power (...)
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    Relational Complexity Metric is Effective When Assessments Are Based on Actual Cognitive Processes.Graeme S. Halford, William H. Wilson & Steven Phillips - 1998 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (6):848-860.
    The core issue of our target article concerns how relational complexity should be assessed. We propose that assessments must be based on actual cognitive processes used in performing each step of a task. Complexity comparisons are important for the orderly interpretation of research findings. The links between relational complexity theory and several other formulations, as well as its implications for neural functioning, connectionist models, the roles of knowledge, and individual and developmental differences, are considered.
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    Confirming Power of Observations Metricized for Decisions Among Hypotheses.Henry A. Finch - 1960 - Philosophy of Science 27 (3):293-307.
    Experimental observations are often taken in order to assist in making a choice between relevant hypotheses ∼ H and H. The power of observations in this decision is here metrically defined by information-theoretic concepts and Bayes' theorem. The exact of a new observation to increase or decrease Pr the prior probability that H is true; the power of that observation to modify the total amount of uncertainty involved in the choice between ∼ H and H: the power of a new (...)
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  16. A Theory of Magnitude: Common Cortical Metrics of Time, Space and Quantity.V. Walsh - 2003 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 7 (11):483-488.
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    Use and Misuse of Metrics in Research Evaluation.Ronald N. Kostoff - 1997 - Science and Engineering Ethics 3 (2):109-120.
    This paper addresses some critical issues in the applicability of quantitative performance measures (including bibliometric, economic, and co-occurrence measures) to the assessment of basic research. The strengths and weaknesses of metrics applied as research performance measures are examined. It is concluded that metrics have a useful role to play in the evaluation of research. Each metric employed, whether bibliometric, economic, co-occurrence, or others, brings a new dimension of potential insight to the complex problem of research assessment. However, when (...)
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    The Engineering and Science Issues Test : A Discipline-Specific Approach to Assessing Moral Judgment.Matthew Jason Borenstein, Robert Kirkman J. Drake & L. Swann Julie - 2010 - Science and Engineering Ethics 16 (2):387-407.
    To assess ethics pedagogy in science and engineering, we developed a new tool called the Engineering and Science Issues Test. ESIT measures moral judgment in a manner similar to the Defining Issues Test, second edition, but is built around technical dilemmas in science and engineering. We used a quasi-experimental approach with pre- and post-tests, and we compared the results to those of a control group with no overt ethics instruction. Our findings are that several stand-alone classes showed (...)
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    On the Coercive Nature of Research Impact Metrics: The Case Study of Altmetrics and Science Communication.Luis Arboledas-Lérida - forthcoming - Social Epistemology:1-14.
    This article grasps the coercive character often associated to research impact metrics, in the wake of the ever-growing use of quantitative indicators for the evaluation of the academic performance...
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    Zeno's Metrical Paradox Revisited.David M. Sherry - 1988 - Philosophy of Science 55 (1):58-73.
    Professor Grünbaum's much-discussed refutation of Zeno's metrical paradox turns out to be ad hoc upon close examination of the relevant portion of measure theory. Although the modern theory of measure is able to defuse Zeno's reasoning, it is not capable of refuting Zeno in the sense of showing his error. I explain why the paradox is not refutable and argue that it is consequently more than a mere sophism.
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    Validating Research Performance Metrics Against Peer Rankings.S. Harnad - 2008 - Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 8 (1):103-107.
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    Personal Metrics: Users’ Experiences and Perceptions of Self-Tracking Practices and Data.Btihaj Ajana - 2020 - Social Science Information 59 (4):654-678.
    Self-tracking is becoming a prominent and ubiquitous feature in contemporary practices of health and wellness management. Over the last few years, we have witnessed a rapid development in digital tracking devices, apps and platforms, together with the emergence of health movements such as the Quantified Self. As the world is becoming increasingly ruled by metrics and data, we are becoming ever more reliant on technologies of tracking and measurement to manage and evaluate various spheres of our lives including work, (...)
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    Does Temperature Have a Metric Structure?Bradford Skow - 2011 - Philosophy of Science 78 (3):472-489.
    Is there anything more to temperature than the ordering of things from colder to hotter? Are there also facts, for example, about how much hotter (twice as hot, three times as hot...) one thing is than another? There certainly are---but the only strong justification for this claim comes from statistical mechanics. What we knew about temperature before the advent of statistical mechanics (what we knew about it from thermodynamics) provided only weak reasons to believe it.
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  24. Grünbaum on the Metric of Space and Time.Paul Horwich - 1975 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 26 (3):199-211.
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    Confirming Power of Observations Metricized for Decisions Among Hypotheses, Part II.Henry A. Finch - 1960 - Philosophy of Science 27 (4):391-404.
    Experimental observations are often taken in order to assist in making a choice between relevant hypotheses ∼ H and H. The power of observations in this decision is here metrically defined by information-theoretic concepts and Bayes' theorem. The exact (or maximum power) of a new observation to increase or decrease Pr(H) the prior probability that H is true; the power of that observation to modify the total amount of uncertainty involved in the choice between ∼ H and H: the power (...)
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    The Fuzzy Metrics of Money: The Finances of Travel and the Reception of Curiosities in Early Modern Europe.Dániel Margócsy - 2013 - Annals of Science 70 (3):1-24.
    This article argues that commerce and the language of finance had an important influence over the interpretation of curiosities in the early modern period. It traces how learned travellers in the years around 1700 were constantly reminded to watch their purses and to limit their expenses while on the road. As a result, monetary matters also influenced their appreciation of artificialia and naturalia. They judged and compared the aesthetic value of curiosities by mentioning their price. Money offered an easy, telegraphic (...)
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    Metric Assumptions Are Neither Necessary nor Sufficient to Describe Similarities.Robert A. M. Gregson - 1998 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (4):473-473.
    Alternative models of similarity judgments that do not rest on metric space assumptions are known to be better descriptions of actual human behaviour but are ignored by Edelman. The internal spaces he postulates are a convenient fiction for artificial intelligence, but not compatible with what is now known about psychophysics at both behavioural and neurological levels of perceptual processing.
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    Evaluations as Value-Measurement Links: Exploring Metrics and Meanings in Science.Felicitas Hesselmann & Cornelia Schendzielorz - 2019 - Social Science Information 58 (2):282-300.
    This contribution seeks to provide a more detailed insight into the entanglement of value and measurement. Drawing on insights from semiotics and a Bourdieusian perspective on language as an economy of linguistic exchange, we develop the theoretical concept of value-measurement links and distinguish three processes – operationalisation, nomination, and indetermination – as forms in which these links can be constructed. We illustrate these three processes using valuation practices in science, particularly the journal impact factor, as an empirical object of (...)
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  29. From Existential Spatiality To The Metric Science Of Space.Dimitri Ginev - 2011 - Existentia 21 (1-2):179-198.
     
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    Policy Metrics Under Scrutiny : The Legacy of New Public Management.Daniel Tarschys - 2010 - In Hans Joas (ed.), The Benefit of Broad Horizons: Intellectual and Institutional Preconditions for a Global Social Science: Festschrift for Bjorn Wittrock on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday. Brill. pp. 24--33.
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    Intrinsic Metrics on Continuous Spatial Manifolds.Philip L. Quinn - 1976 - Philosophy of Science 43 (3):396-414.
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    Quantities as Metrical Coordinative Definitions and as Counts: On Some Definitional Structures in the New SI Brochure.Ingvar Johansson - forthcoming - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie:1-23.
    Since summer 2019 there is a new document that defines what in science should be regarded as being one second, one meter, and one kilogram, respectively. It is the ninth edition of the SI Brochure. Compared with older editions, a new definitional approach has been used. The seven base units are now defined by being directly related to a so-called defining constant. The paper discusses the second, the meter, and the kilogram. One odd salient, but nonetheless not discussed, feature (...)
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    On Massey's Explication of Grünbaum's Conception of Metric.Bas C. van Fraassen - 1969 - Philosophy of Science 36 (4):346-353.
    Professor Massey's exposition and analysis [5] of Professor Grünbaum's writings on metric aspects of space seem to me both very helpful in understanding those writings and to contain a considerable original contribution to the subject. Nevertheless I would like to argue that there is an alternative to Massey's explication which seems to me more faithful to Grünbaum's remarks; it seems at least to have the virtue of not forcing Grünbaum to reject the usual mathematical definitions of the notions used.
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    Umwelt-Measures. On Extensive and Intensive Measures: Introduction to the Special Issue ‘Theorising Measures, Rankings and Metrics’.Andrea Mubi Brighenti - 2019 - Social Science Information 58 (2):224-237.
    In modern science, we usually associate value with a numerical determination – such as, for instance, the value of the Planck constant. However, once we examine value as a co-original facet of measure, we are led to distinguish – with Spinoza – what we could call the natura naturans of measure from what we understand by measurement as its natura naturata. First, I discuss the tensions and the connections between the extensive side of measures and their intensive side to (...)
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    Toward a Clarification of Grünbaum's Conception of an Intrinsic Metric.Gerald J. Massey - 1969 - Philosophy of Science 36 (4):331-345.
    Much of Grünbaum's work may be regarded as a careful development and systematic elaboration of the Riemann-Poincaré thesis of the conventionality of congruence, the thesis that the continuous manifolds of space, time, and space-time are intrinsically metrically amorphous, i.e. are devoid of intrinsic metrics. Therefore, to appreciate Grünbaum's philosophical contributions, one must have a clear understanding of what he means by an intrinsic metric. The second and fourth sections of this paper are exegetical; in them we try to piece (...)
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    Henri Poincaré's Philosophy of Science.David Stump - 1989 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 20 (3):335-363.
    Poincare’s arguments for his thesis of the conventionality of metric depend on a relationalist program for dynamics, not on any general philosophical interpretation of science. I will sketch Poincare’s development of the relationalist program and show that his arguments for the conventionality of metric do not depend on any global strategies such as a general empiricism or Duhemian underdetermination arguments. Poincare’s theory of space, while empirically false, is more philosophically sophisticated than his critics have claimed.
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    Characterizing Human Expertise Using Computational Metrics of Feature Diagnosticity in a Pattern Matching Task.Thomas Busey, Dimitar Nikolov, Chen Yu, Brandi Emerick & John Vanderkolk - 2017 - Cognitive Science 41 (7):1716-1759.
    Forensic evidence often involves an evaluation of whether two impressions were made by the same source, such as whether a fingerprint from a crime scene has detail in agreement with an impression taken from a suspect. Human experts currently outperform computer-based comparison systems, but the strength of the evidence exemplified by the observed detail in agreement must be evaluated against the possibility that some other individual may have created the crime scene impression. Therefore, the strongest evidence comes from features in (...)
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    Unsustainable Growth, Hyper-Competition, and Worth in Life Science Research: Narrowing Evaluative Repertoires in Doctoral and Postdoctoral Scientists’ Work and Lives.Maximilian Fochler, Ulrike Felt & Ruth Müller - 2016 - Minerva 54 (2):175-200.
    There is a crisis of valuation practices in the current academic life sciences, triggered by unsustainable growth and “hyper-competition.” Quantitative metrics in evaluating researchers are seen as replacing deeper considerations of the quality and novelty of work, as well as substantive care for the societal implications of research. Junior researchers are frequently mentioned as those most strongly affected by these dynamics. However, their own perceptions of these issues are much less frequently considered. This paper aims at contributing to a (...)
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    Socially Necessary Impact/Time: Notes on the Acceleration of Academic Labor, Metrics and the Transnational Association of Capitals.Krystian Szadkowski - 2016 - Teorie Vědy / Theory of Science 38 (1):53-85.
    This article constitutes a contribution to the critique of the political economy of contemporary higher education. Its notes form, intended to open "windows" on the thorny issue of metrics permeating academia on both the local/national and global levels, facilitates a conceptualization of the academic law of value as a mechanism responsible for regulating the tempo and speed of academic labor in a higher education system subsumed under capital. First, it begins with a presentation of the Marxist approach to acceleration (...)
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    Rethinking Diversity Metrics and Indices.Gerald McLaughlin, Josetta McLaughlin & Jacqueline McLaughlin - 2012 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 23:274-285.
    This paper focuses on development of a composite diversity index that is appropriate for use in social reporting. Critics of currents methods argue that simplecounts of race or other attributes for measuring diversity are not sufficient for measuring the complexities of a diverse workplace. To address this criticism, broader and more appropriate diversity indices based on probability and multiple measures are demonstrated by applying quantitative models developed in biodiversity and political science research. US IPEDS data, available for more than (...)
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    Carnap’s Metrical Conventionalism Versus Differential Topology.Thomas Mormann - 2005 - Philosophy of Science 72 (5):814-825.
    Carnap’s Metrical Conventionalism versus Differential Topology. Geometry was a main source of inspiration for Carnap’s conventionalism. Taking Poincaré as his witness Carnap asserted in his dissertation Der Raum that the metrical structure of space is conventional while the underlying topological structure describes "objective" facts. With only minor modifications he stuck to this account throughout his life. The aim of this paper is to disprove Carnap's contention by invoking some clas--sical theorems of differential topology. By this means his metrical conventionalism turns (...)
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    What Can Network Science Tell Us About Phonology and Language Processing?Michael S. Vitevitch - forthcoming - Topics in Cognitive Science.
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    Is Relational Complexity a Useful Metric for Cognitive Development?Usha Goswami - 1998 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (6):838-839.
    This commentary focusses on the evidence used by Halford et al. to support their postulated links between relational complexity and age differences in children's understanding of concepts. None of their developmental claims is consistent with recent cognitive-developmental research. Relational complexity must be an important variable in cognition, but it does not provide a satisfactory metric for explaining cognitive development.
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    Distorting the Metric Fabric of the Cognitive Map.Kate J. Jeffery - 2015 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 19 (6):300-301.
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    A Study of Evaluation Metrics for Recommender Algorithms.Jennifer Redpath, Mary Shapcott, Sally McClean & Luke Chen - forthcoming - The Proceedings of the 19th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science.
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    Frame and Metrics for the Reference Signal.Victor I. Belopolsky - 1994 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 17 (2):313-314.
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    The World as an Outside Iconic Memory – No Strong Internal Metric Means No Problem of Visual Stability.J. Kevin O'Regan - 1994 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 17 (2):270-271.
  48. Reframing Participation in Postsecondary STEM Education With a Representation Metric.Brian L. Zuckerman, William E. J. Doane & Christopher K. Tokita - 2015 - Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 35 (5-6):125-133.
    Efforts aimed at broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics require a holistic presentation of the state of racial and gender participation. Statistics currently used to describe participation often include raw counts of degrees and the percentages of demographic groups receiving STEM degrees. While these data provide insights into demographic trends, they do not present the complete picture because these “traditional” statistics do not capture how well a field of study reflects—or is proportionally similar to—a larger body, such (...)
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    A Mathematical Science of Qualities: A Sequel.Liliana Albertazzi & A. H. Louie - 2016 - Biological Theory 11 (4):192-206.
    Following a previous article published in Biological Theory, in this study we present a mathematical theory for a science of qualities as directly perceived by living organisms, and based on morphological patterns. We address a range of qualitative phenomena as observables of a psychological system seen as an impredicative system. The starting point of our study is the notion that perceptual phenomena are projections of underlying invariants, objects that remain unchanged when transformations of a certain class under consideration are (...)
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    Science, Ethics, and the €œProblems” of Governing Nanotechnologies.Linda F. Hogle - 2009 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 37 (4):749-758.
    Commentators continue to weigh in on whether there are ethical, social, and policy issues unique to nanotechnology, whether new regulatory schemes should be devised, and if so, how. Many of these commentaries fail to take into account the historical and political environment for nanotechnologies. That context affects regulatory and oversight systems as much as any new metrics to measure the effects of nanoscale materials, or organizational changes put in place to facilitate data analysis. What comes to count as a (...)
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