Varieties of exploratory experimentation in nanotoxicology.

  title={Varieties of exploratory experimentation in nanotoxicology.},
  author={Kevin C Elliott},
  journal={History and philosophy of the life sciences},
  volume={29 3},
  • Kevin C Elliott
  • Published 2007 in History and philosophy of the life sciences
There has been relatively little effort to provide a systematic overview of different forms of exploratory experimentation (EE). The present paper examines the growing subdiscipline of nanotoxicology and suggests that it illustrates at least four ways that researchers can engage in EE: searching for regularities; developing new techniques, simulation models, and instrumentation; collecting and analyzing large swaths of data using new experimental strategies (e.g., computer-based simulation and… CONTINUE READING
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