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  1. Does epidemiology need a new philosophy ? : a case study of logical inquiry in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome epidemic.

    Article - En anglais

    The proposals of Popperian epidemiologists are examined using acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) research as a case study.

    Hypothesis generation is shown to be mostly an inductive process in the case of AIDS.

    For hypothesis testing, researchers again preferred inductive verification over deductive falsification.

    Actionoriented disciplines, such as medicine and epidemiology, search for commonsense certainty and not logical uncertainty.

    Insistence on falsification is often counterproductive.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Virose, Infection, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral disease, Infection, AIDS, Epidemiology, Methodology, Immunopathology, Hemopathy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 91-0501296

    Code Inist : 002B30A. Création : 199406.