Laboratory Replication of Scientific Discovery Processes

  title={Laboratory Replication of Scientific Discovery Processes},
  author={Yulin Qin and Herbert A. Simon},
  journal={Cogn. Sci.},
Abstract Fourteen subjects were tape-recorded while they undertook to find a law to summarize numerical data they were given. The source of the data was not identified, nor were the variables labeled semantically. Unknown to the subjects, the data were measurements of the distances of the planets from the sun and the periods of their revolutions about it — equivalent to the data used by Johannes Kepler to discover his third law of planetary motion. Four of the 14 subjects discovered the same… 

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