January 10, 2005

Scientific Method

About inductive & deductive approaches to the science The cornerstone of modern science is the scientific method. Scientists first formulate hypotheses, or predictions, about nature. Then they perform experiments to test their hypotheses. There are two forms of scientific method, the inductive and the deductive.

INDUCTIVE:
formulate hypothesis
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perform experiments or gather data to test hypothesis
alter data to fit hypothesis
publish

DEDUCTIVE:
formulate hypothesis
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perform experiments or gather data to test hypothesis
revise hypothesis to fit data
backdate revised hypothesis
publish

From Science Made Stupid Posted by Martin Sewell at January 10, 2005 5:17 PM | TrackBack