Advancing Science and Simulation

Our research group seeks to advance the science of computational models and simulations for innovation and as evidence for medical device regulatory requirements and in silico clinical trials. We are engaging in experimental philosophy of science, specifically probing for philosophical differences between various perspectives in the medical device industry by examining the philosophical commitments of scientists, decision makers, and stakeholders across different disciplines.

If you are a simulationist, decision maker, or involved in any way in the validation and sanctioning of computer models and simulations, please take 5 minutes and contribute your perspective.

Take the Philosophical Attitudes Survey This survey probes your philosophical commitments about truth, nature, and how you view or practice science.

Take the Cognitive Styles Survey This survey provides a landscape of your unique cognitive styles about decision making preferences.

If you haven’t already, Take the Computational Modeling Attitudes Survey This survey explores your attitudes about modeling, complexity, and preferred communication styles.

Compare your profile with the general responses after you take the surveys! As our database grows, we’ll update and customize the results summary as interesting trends emerge.

Let us know if you want to follow this work, help, or contribute.


Learn more about about our project –>  Philosophical Attitudes about Science

Robinson, “Experimental Philosophy of Science and Philosophical Differences across the Sciences”:

Boschetti, Assessing attitudes and cognitive styles of stakeholders in environmental projects involving computer modelling