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Knowledge, uncertainty and physical geography : towards the development of methodologies for questioning belief

Auteur :
BROWN, J.D.

Description :
This paper argues for explicit assessments of uncertainty in environmental data and models as a necessary, although not a sufficient, condition for balancing uncertain scientific arguments against uncertain social, ethical, moral and legal arguments in managing environmental systems. In particular, this paper aims to : demonstrate the importance of assessing uncertainty within a realist research framework; consider the nature of scientific uncertainty as the basis for developing methodologies that question belief; and explore some important aspects of a methodology for evaluating uncertainties in environmental research.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Transactions - Institute of British Geographers (1965), issn : 0020-2754, 2004, vol. 29, n°. 3, p. 367-381, nombre de pages : 15, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 94 ref.

Date :
2004

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Institute of British Geographers

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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