The Resource Data-centric biology : a philosophical study, Sabina Leonelli

Data-centric biology : a philosophical study, Sabina Leonelli

Label
Data-centric biology : a philosophical study
Title
Data-centric biology
Title remainder
a philosophical study
Statement of responsibility
Sabina Leonelli
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In recent decades, there has been a major shift in the way researchers process and understand scientific data. Digital access to data has revolutionized ways of doing science in the biological and biomedical fields, leading to a data-intensive paradigm for research that uses innovative methods to produce, store, distribute, and interpret huge amounts of data. In Data-Centric Biology, Sabina Leonelli probes the implications of these advancements and confronts the questions they pose. Are we witnessing the rise of an entirely new scientific epistemology? If so, how does that alter the way we study and understand life including ourselves? Leonelli is the first scholar to use a study of contemporary data-intensive science to provide a philosophical analysis of the epistemology of data. In analyzing the rise, internal dynamics, and potential impact of data-centric biology, she draws on scholarship across diverse fields of science and the humanities as well as her own original empirical material to pinpoint the conditions under which digitally available data can further our understanding of life. What, under these new conditions, counts as scientific evidence? And how do we actually turn data into new knowledge? Bridging the divide between historians, sociologists, and philosophers of science, "Data-Centric Biology" offers a nuanced account of an issue that is of fundamental importance to our understanding of contemporary scientific practices
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Leonelli, Sabina
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH331
LC item number
.L5283 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Biology
  • Biology
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Biology
  • Research
Label
Data-centric biology : a philosophical study, Sabina Leonelli
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Researching life in the digital age; Varieties of data integration, different ways to understand organisms; The impact of data centrism: dangers and exclusions; The novelty of data centrism: opportunities and future developments
  • Handling data to produce knowledge; Problematizing context; From contexts to situations; Situating data in the digital age
  • Data journeys.
  • Making data travel: technology and expertise; The rise of online databases in biology; Packaging data for travel; The emerging power of database curators; Data journeys and other metaphors of travel
  • Managing data journeys: social structures; The institutionalization of data packaging; Centralization, dissent, and epistemic diversity; Open data as global commodities; Valuing data
  • Data-centric science.
  • What counts as data?; Data in the philosophy of science; A relational framework; The nonlocality of data; Packaging and modeling
  • What counts as experiment?; Capturing embodied knowledge; When standards are not enough; Distributed reasoning in data journeys; Dreams of automation and replicability
  • What counts as theory?; Classifying data for travel; Bio-ontologies as classificatory theories; The epistemic role of classification; Features of classificatory theories; Theory in data-centric science
  • Implications for biology and philosophy.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226416502
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99972542254
System control number
(NhCcYBP)13012887
Label
Data-centric biology : a philosophical study, Sabina Leonelli
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Researching life in the digital age; Varieties of data integration, different ways to understand organisms; The impact of data centrism: dangers and exclusions; The novelty of data centrism: opportunities and future developments
  • Handling data to produce knowledge; Problematizing context; From contexts to situations; Situating data in the digital age
  • Data journeys.
  • Making data travel: technology and expertise; The rise of online databases in biology; Packaging data for travel; The emerging power of database curators; Data journeys and other metaphors of travel
  • Managing data journeys: social structures; The institutionalization of data packaging; Centralization, dissent, and epistemic diversity; Open data as global commodities; Valuing data
  • Data-centric science.
  • What counts as data?; Data in the philosophy of science; A relational framework; The nonlocality of data; Packaging and modeling
  • What counts as experiment?; Capturing embodied knowledge; When standards are not enough; Distributed reasoning in data journeys; Dreams of automation and replicability
  • What counts as theory?; Classifying data for travel; Bio-ontologies as classificatory theories; The epistemic role of classification; Features of classificatory theories; Theory in data-centric science
  • Implications for biology and philosophy.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226416502
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99972542254
System control number
(NhCcYBP)13012887

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