Toward an Anthropology of Graphing

Toward an Anthropology of Graphing

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This volume presents the results of several studies involving scientists and technicians. The author describes and analyses the interpretation scientists volunteered given graphs that had been culled from an introductory course and textbook in ecology. He next reports on graph usage in three different workplaces based on his ethnographic research among scientists and technicians.So far we have seen that scientists do not interpret graphs a#39;in the abstracta#39;. Rather , unfamiliar graphs occasion the articulation and elaboration of understanding, which, as an existential, is always and already a constitutive part of us andanbsp;...

Title:Toward an Anthropology of Graphing
Author:W.M. Roth
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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