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Reflections about Research in Computer Science regarding the Classification of Sciences and the Scientific Method

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Author(s): WAZLAWICK, R. S.

Journal: Salesian Journal on Information Systems
ISSN 1983-5604

Issue: 6;
Start page: 3;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Research in Computer Science | Scientific Method | Classification of Sciences | Research Techniques | Science and Technology

ABSTRACT
This paper presents some observations about Computer Science and the Scientific Method. Initially, the paper discusses the different aspects of Computer Science regarding the classification of sciences. It is observed that different areas inside Computer Science can be classified as different Sciences. The paper presents the main philosophical schools that define what is understood as the Scientific Method, and their influence on Computer Science. Finally, the paper discusses the distinction between Science and Technology and the degrees of maturity in Computer Science research.
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