Rejecting knowledge claims: a case study

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Collins, Harold Maurice ; Cardiff University (2011)
  • Publisher: Cardiff University
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Citizens, policy- makers and scientists all face the problem of assessing maverick scientific claims. Via a case study I show the different resources available to experts and non-experts when they make these judgments and reflect upon what this means for technological decision-making in the public domain.
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