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The analogy scientific activity - sports

 
 

 

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Scientific activity is here compared with sport in greater detail.
The aim is to demonstrate that scientific activity is similar to other human activities.

 

Group names

Scientific results are created within various areas.
It may be chemistry, archaeology or psychology.

Sport results are created within various areas.
It may be decathlon, football or chess.

 

Activities are presented to the public

Both scientific and sport results are created by human activities.
The performers may have varying degree of professionalism.

Both scientific and sport results are demonstrated publicly.
Scientists demonstrate their results in scientific journals.
Football players demonstrate their results in football arenas.

 

Activities increases proficiency

Performers within science increase their skill within their special research area.
The measurable goal is to get results approved for publication.
Performers are research leaders, scientists and assistants.

Performers within sports increase their skill within their special sports area.
The measurable goal is to win official games.
Performers work as trainers, sports practitioners and assistants.

 

Results are used by the public

Users of scientific results are other scientists and the public.

Users of sport results are other sport practitioners and the public.

 

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