THE PURPOSE AND METHOD OF EXPERIMENTAL WORK IN PHYSICS

S. E. Coleman
1911 School Science and Mathematics  
scheme. Among the structures studied, chief emphasis was laid upon reproductive structures, so that the^up-ito-date^botany of that decade might well be spoken of as the morphology of reproductive structures. In the use of this material for reaching, the so-called method of "types" was developed. A very few plants, fondly supposed to be "representative" and known to be common, were selected and given an exhaustive examination. Each plant was crossquestioned until questions failed; and ,the
more » ... led; and ,the result was a great deal of detailed knowledge about a few plants, and very little conception of the plant kingdom as a whole. In fact, the teaching was more a training in scientific method than in botany. And when one remembers that laboratory work was new, this was not a bad start, for the method had to justify itself. t.
doi:10.1111/j.1949-8594.1911.tb03525.x fatcat:66u6f6onybdazgu5ar7vte7hoq