This paper presents the reasons why some researches are more prolific than others in terms of their findings based on the ideas from John R. Platt’s CARP2 article.
The article is interesting in that it tries to explain a common question on the variation of scientific findings in which some scientific thinking yield rapid results than others. Such occurs due to the difference in the level of the expertise of the researchers in each field as well as the method of inference. The often explanation to this fact is the manageability of the subject under study and the scope of the research contract. When the two are coupled with the intellectual capabilities of the researchers, they set a prudent methodology which constitutes to sound findings.
Strong inferences emanate from formal and unambiguous applications strategies such as handling crucial experiments with alternative outcomes, having various alternatives and adopting recycling procedures. For instance, the article shows that the different type of inference brings about the variation in the quality of the findings. Undeniably, it asserts that inductive inference is not as reliable as the deductive inference. According to the article, scientific inventions are numerous in molecular biology and high energy physics. The increase results from creating associations of the results with the existing data, which helps the scholars to conceptualize the results. Indeed, they rely less on assumptions and instead, they base their arguments on the tangible facts.