Thinking Critically about Environmental Issues

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    Thinking Critically about  Environmental Issues Principles of Environmental Management Lecture 2 Professor Lisa Greenwood
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    Objectives Discuss the scientific method Discuss the following terms: Hypothesis Experiment Inductive reasoning Deductive reasoning Experimental group Control group and  Independent variable Discuss the importance of paradigms Discuss the rules of critical thinking
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    Science and Scientific Method Many decisions are not scientifically derived Based on precedent Narrowly focused Not critically examined Solutions to environmental challenges require  critical examination
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    Science and Scientific Method Science is a body of knowledge and a method of  acquiring further knowledge about the world  around us.  Derived from observation, measurement, study,  experimentation and the process of accumulating  knowledge
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    Scientific Method:  The  Basis of Good Science Scientific knowledge is often  gained through a deliberate  process of observation and  measurement. It leads scientists to formulate  hypotheses that can then be  tested through experiments.  This is a form of  inductive  reasoning.
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    Experimentation: Testing Hypotheses Hypotheses Tentative explanations of observations and  measurements Inductive reasoning or deductive reasoning
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