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    Author(s): Rolfe A. Leary
    Date: 1991
    Source: General Technical Report NC-148. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Description

    Five papers are included that address aspects of quality in forest research. Topics cover (1) the need for a logic of inquiry, illustrated by examining forest fire policy in Western North America, (2) alternative criteria for judging the simplicity of forest models, (3) the identification and analysis of problems and the importance that scientists develop good problem solving skills, (4) a modeling strategy that united opposites, and (5) the importance of cogency in forest research.

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    Leary, Rolfe A. 1991. Quantity and quality in forest research. Invited papers delivered at the 19th world congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations; 1990 August 5-11; Montreal, Canada. General Technical Report NC-148. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

    Keywords

    logic of inquiry, simplicity, problem solving, models, cogency

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