Scope of Scientonomy - Implicit and Explicit (Barseghyan-2017)

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An attempt to answer the question of Scope of Scientonomy - Explicit and Implicit which states "A scientonomic theory ought to distinguish between explicit statements of methodology, and actual employed methods, which may sometimes be implicit. It ought to account for employed methods, whether they correspond with stated methodology, or are purely implicit."

Scope of Scientonomy - Implicit and Explicit was formulated by Hakob Barseghyan in 2017.1 It is currently accepted by Scientonomy community as the best available theory on the subject.

History

Acceptance Record

Here is the complete acceptance record of Scope of Scientonomy - Implicit and Explicit (Barseghyan-2017):
CommunityAccepted FromAcceptance IndicatorsStill AcceptedAccepted UntilRejection Indicators
Scientonomy1 January 2016The theory was introduced by Barseghyan in The Laws of Scientific Change 1pp. 52-61 and became de facto accepted by the community at that time together with the whole theory of scientific change.Yes

Question Answered

Scope of Scientonomy - Implicit and Explicit (Barseghyan-2017) is an attempt to answer the following question: Ought a scientonomic theory account for only changes to explicit elements of the mosaic or must it also deal with changes in implicit elements that are not openly stated?

See Scope of Scientonomy - Explicit and Implicit for more details.

Description

The methods employed in theory assessment do not always correspond to the professed scientific methodology, and may be purely implicit. Thus, a scientonomic theory ought to distinguish between accepted methodologies and employed methods. Because of their role in theory assessment, and thus in determining the contents of the scientific mosaic, a scientonomic theory ought to include employed methods, whether they are explicit or implicit. 1pp. 52-61

References

  1. a b c  Barseghyan, Hakob. (2015) The Laws of Scientific Change. Springer.

Contributors

Hakob Barseghyan (5.7%), Paul Patton (94.3%)