Not everything is data: A revision of the relational framework of data
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Workshop EASPLS, Dealing with Complexity in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences
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The concept of data is related to the original dichotomy between observations of the world and theories about it. In the early 20th century, the logical empiricists looked for a legitimization of the authority of scientific claims by appeal to the objectivity of observational reports or experiential data. In the late 1980?s philosophers and sociologists of sciences emphasized the importance of experimentation in the production of these data and therefore in the fact that data might be less objective than expected because of the human and instrumental manipulations needed to obtain them. Data remain representations of the world but a tension exists between their alleged objectivity and the fact that they are human-made.