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V. R. Baker
Baker argues that geoscientists have not been active in developing a philosophy of geoscience. He contends that this paper marks an attempt to begin to describe the philosophical underpinnings of ...

Understanding Scientific Methodology in the Historical and Experimental Sciences via Language Analysis
J. Dodick, S. Argamon, P. Chase
This paper covers the same material as Argamon et al. (2008), though it is written in a more approachable style for the science education research audience. The authors include a review of studies of ...

Geological reasoning; geology as an interpretive and historical science
R. Frodeman
The goal of this paper is to encourage conversation between those who practice in the disciplines of geology and philosophy, lamenting the lack of attention that has been given to geology in favor of ...

What is it like to be a geologist? A phenomenology of geology and its epistemological implications
T. Raab, R. Frodeman
The authors of this article take a philosophical approach to geological field work, and describe how field work differs fundamentally from laboratory work. The authors build on the idea that field ...

Unique geologic insights from non-unique gravity and magnetic interpretation
R. W. Saltus
The authors address the fact that there are multiple possible interpretations of potential field anomalies (gravity and magnetic data), causing many to believe that any particular interpretation is ...

How Geoscientists Think and Learn
K. Kastens, C. Manduca, C. Cervato, R. Frodeman, C. Goodwin, L. Liben, D. Mogk, T. Spangler, N. Stillings, S. Titus
This work shows that while geoscientists use a broad range of tools to study a diversity of problems, they share a distinctive set of approaches and perspectives that are particularly well suited to ...

Twelve Key 20th-Century Discoveries in the Geosciences
P. D. Lowman
While this paper is not strictly about geoscience methods, it is an interesting perspective on the discipline as a whole. It is worth noting that the vast majority of the discoveries that Lowman ...

Assessment of learning in entry-level geoscience courses: Results from the Geoscience Concept Inventory
Julie C. Libarkin, Steven W. Anderson
In this research article, the authors describe the development of the Geoscience Concept Inventory and its application in 43 courses with a total of 2500 students. The authors used the GCI as a pre- ...

The Importance of Understanding the Nature of Science for Accepting Evolution
T. Lombrozo, A. Thanukos, M. Weisberg
Many students reject evolutionary theory, whether or not they adequately understand basic evolutionary concepts. We explore the hypothesis that accepting evolution is related to understanding the ...

Understanding Models in Earth and Space Science
Stephen W. Gilbert, Shirley Watt Ireton
Whether your lessons concern molecules or Mars, Understanding Models in Earth and Space Science offers practical guidance. It’s designed to help you understand the full range of models ...