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Models and simulations in material science: two cases without error bars

Sylvia Wenmackers and Danny Vanpoucke UGent (2012) STATISTICA NEERLANDICA. 66(3). p.339-355
abstract
We discuss two research projects in material science in which the results cannot be stated with an estimation of the error: a spectroscopic ellipsometry study aimed at determining the orientation of DNA molecules on diamond and a scanning tunneling microscopy study of platinum-induced nanowires on germanium. To investigate the reliability of the results, we apply ideas from the philosophy of models in science. Even if the studies had reported an error value, the trustworthiness of the result would not depend on that value alone.
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organization
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
empirical models, NANOWIRES, philosophy of science, scientific models
journal title
STATISTICA NEERLANDICA
Stat. Neerl.
editor
Ernst Wit, Edwin van den Heuvel and Jan-Willem Romeijin
volume
66
issue
3
issue title
All models are wrong...
pages
17 pages
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000306407400007
ISSN
1467-9574
DOI
10.1111/j.1467-9574.2011.00519.x
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2040816
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2040816
date created
2012-02-22 15:19:08
date last changed
2012-10-11 12:12:38
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  abstract     = {We discuss two research projects in material science in which the results cannot be stated with an estimation of the error: a spectroscopic ellipsometry study aimed at determining the orientation of DNA molecules on diamond and a scanning tunneling microscopy study of platinum-induced nanowires on germanium. To investigate the reliability of the results, we apply ideas from the philosophy of models in science. Even if the studies had reported an error value, the trustworthiness of the result would not depend on that value alone.},
  author       = {Wenmackers, Sylvia and Vanpoucke, Danny},
  editor       = {Wit, Ernst and van den Heuvel, Edwin and Romeijin, Jan-Willem},
  issn         = {1467-9574},
  journal      = {STATISTICA NEERLANDICA},
  keyword      = {empirical models,NANOWIRES,philosophy of science,scientific models},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {339--355},
  title        = {Models and simulations in material science: two cases without error bars},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9574.2011.00519.x},
  volume       = {66},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Wenmackers, Sylvia, and Danny Vanpoucke. 2012. “Models and Simulations in Material Science: Two Cases Without Error Bars.” Ed. Ernst Wit, Edwin van den Heuvel, and Jan-Willem Romeijin. Statistica Neerlandica 66 (3): 339–355.
APA
Wenmackers, S., & Vanpoucke, D. (2012). Models and simulations in material science: two cases without error bars. (E. Wit, E. van den Heuvel, & J.-W. Romeijin, Eds.)STATISTICA NEERLANDICA, 66(3), 339–355.
Vancouver
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Wenmackers S, Vanpoucke D. Models and simulations in material science: two cases without error bars. Wit E, van den Heuvel E, Romeijin J-W, editors. STATISTICA NEERLANDICA. 2012;66(3):339–55.
MLA
Wenmackers, Sylvia, and Danny Vanpoucke. “Models and Simulations in Material Science: Two Cases Without Error Bars.” Ed. Ernst Wit, Edwin van den Heuvel, & Jan-Willem Romeijin. STATISTICA NEERLANDICA 66.3 (2012): 339–355. Print.