ERIC Number: EJ650326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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The Passive Voice and Social Values in Science.
Ding, Daniel D.
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v32 n2 p137-54 2002
Claims that two social values in science--falsifiability of scientific theories and cooperation among scientists--determine use of passives in scientific communication. Concludes that educators must help science students understand how the social values in science are embodied in scientific passives and help them gain insights into how scientists use words to accomplish the activity. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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