- (Kell & Oliver, 2004) ⇒ Douglas B Kell, and Stephen G Oliver. (2004). “Here is the Evidence, Now What is the Hypothesis? The Complementary Roles of Inductive and Hypothesis-driven Science in the Post-genomic Era.” In: Bioessays, 26(1). doi:10.1002/bies.10385
It is considered in some quarters that hypothesis-driven methods are the only valuable, reliable or significant means of scientific advance. Data-driven or ‘inductive’]] advances in scientific knowledge are then seen as marginal, irrelevant, insecure or wrong-headed, while the development of technology — which is not of itself ‘hypothesis-led’ (beyond the recognition that such tools might be of value) — must be seen as equally irrelevant to the hypothetico-deductive scientific agenda. We argue here that data- and technology-driven programmes are not alternatives to hypothesis-led studies in scientific knowledge discovery but are complementary and iterative partners with them. Many fields are data-rich but hypothesis-poor. Here, computational methods of data analysis, which may be automated, provide the means of generating novel hypotheses, especially in the post-genomic era.
|2004 HereistheEvidenceNowWhatistheHy||Douglas B Kell|
Stephen G Oliver
|Here is the Evidence, Now What is the Hypothesis? The Complementary Roles of Inductive and Hypothesis-driven Science in the Post-genomic Era||10.1002/bies.10385||2004|