A paradigm shift, a concept identified by the American physicist and philosopher Thomas Kuhn, ... Kuhn acknowledges having used the term "paradigm" in two different meanings. In the first one, ... Insofar as paradigms are useful, they expand both the scope and the tools with which scientists do research. Kuhn stresses that ...


The Fourth Paradigm: Data-intensive Scientific Discovery is a 2009 anthology of essays on the ... book's description that it presents the first broad look at the way that increasing use of data is bringing a paradigm shift to the nature of science.