SOPhiA 2013

Salzburgiense Concilium Omnibus Philosophis Analyticis

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Programm - Vortrag

Bending the Rules ... and why it might not always be a bad thing
(Wissenschaftstheorie, Englisch)

It is nowadays a widely accepted fact in philosophy of science (and applied science in general) that the desired results of a certain research should not dictate the actual research process and certainly never influence the actual research results. We argue that, while certainly being a very sensible attitude to take, too rigid an interpretation of these mantras might not always be the best idea either. We present an anecdotal example of a case in HCI (usability evaluation of a modeling application) where a reexamination of unsatisfactory results - that occurred solely because said results had turned out as unsatisfactory as they did - led to a richer, more useful and ultimately much more detailed result than it would have otherwise.

Chair: Florian Boge
Zeit: 11:30-12:00, 13. September 2013 (Freitag)
Ort: HS 105

Alexander G. Mirnig
(ICT&S Center, University of Salzburg, Österreich)

Alexander G. Mirnig (MA). 2009 and 2010: Teaching and Research Assistant at the Department of Philosophy (University of Salzburg). 2011 and 2012: Member of the interdisciplinary Neurosignaling workgroup at the University of Salzburg's Department of Zoology. He is a research fellow in the HCI and Usability Unit of the ICT&S Center Salzburg. Publications in HCI, Epistemology, Ontology, and Philosophy of Science.

Testability and Meaning deco