State Five Ways In Which Scientists Work?


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The problem with Scientific Method is that there is no particular one size fits all standard that scientists adhere to. There are tried and tested techniques and processes that have borne fruit for Scientists and so will naturally be utilized again and again or until no longer relevant. A commonly taught sequence for this is Hypothesis > Method > Results > Analysis > Conclusion.


The goal of the hypothesis is not to be proven, but rather to be tested. It forms the basis of an initial study or experiment in which the Scientist will seek to resolve the question posed, regardless of what that outcome is. The hypothesis should not be a platform for bias but instead seek to discover the truth, whether or not that reckons with the original supposition or not.


This is the planning stage where it is decided what apparatus is needed, the conditions of the experiment and how it will be conducted, taking in any variables. This is then followed by the practical implementation of the experiment to be conducted.


Statistical data from the experiment is gathered together and readied to be evaluated.


Probably were most of the work is done is in examining the data collected, investigating the findings and relevant comparisons (if any) are made.


After thoroughly studying the data collected the Scientist will have formulated an idea of what the data means and represents which will either support the initial hypothesis or dismiss it.

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