Introduction to the Scientific Method

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An introduction to the scientific method used in any scientific study

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Introduction to the Scientific Method
1 1. Make Observations
1.1 Must be Objective
1.2 Must be verifiable
1.3 Based on Actual events
2 2. Form a hypothesis
2.1 inductive reasoning of observations
2.2 Must be testable and falsifiable
2.3 Cause and effect relationship
2.4 Null hypothesis to disprove an effect
3 3. Make a Prediction
3.1 generate a prediction from deductive reasoning
3.2 A specific outcome is predicted
3.3 need to decide if the hypothesis is true
4 4. Create an Experiment
4.1 Controlled experiment
4.2 elimination of any variables
4.3 must be able to be replicated
5 5. Analyse the Results
5.1 Was the hypothesis proven?
5.2 Was there a verifiable effect?
5.3 Were the variables controlled?
6 6. Form a Conclusion
6.1 The results agree or disagree
6.2 Never can be fully disproven
6.3 Experiment can be replicated to prove results
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