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An Experimenter's Gotta Do What an Experimenter's Gotta Do—But How?
Vol. 101, No. 4 (December 2010), pp. 794-805
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/657478
Page Count: 12
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ABSTRACT The aim of this essay is to discuss the relation between experimenter and instruments in terms of how they interact: how the instrument requires a particular performance from the experimenter, how the experimenter requires a particular performance from the instrument, how a particular purpose of the experimental procedures requires a particular performance from the experimenter and the instrument, and, finally, how both—experimenter and instrument in their interplay—are subject to standards that can be related to social, political, or epistemological criteria. The author draws on his own experiences in analyzing experiments using the replication method.
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