notes 11 16 - The Scientific Method Observation b4 you make...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

The Scientific Method Observation – b4 you make a hypothesis you must have something to describe. Something physical, natural, real. Observe something to know it is real Hypothesis – a wild/rough guess. How could this have happened? Possible explanation of what has happened. Explain how and why something has happened, do it well enough to make certain accurate predictions. Be able to say else will be found. HOW-WHY-PREDICT. Look at was has happened in the past < historical, not all experimentation. Make a prediction, and test the prediction, to prove it wrong, seldom goin to prove something to be true. Test against additional observation and data – test your hypothesis with more observations. →Reject Hypothesis - false →Revise Hypothesis – change to be true
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: ↓ →Retain Hypothesis - true ↓ Theory – extremely dificult to prove (things could change by coming from a whole different angle ↑→test (disprove, modify, or keep) ↓ ↓ Fact or Law ↓ Not w/ how nature works TC Chamberlain – 1910 Multiple Working Hypothesis – so you don't overlook evidence Accuracy – closest to correct number vs. Precision – imply false sense of accuracy Occam's Razor K.I.S.S. – keep it simple student – the simpler the more likely you are to being correct Correlation vs. Cause & Effect – many people give correlation while implying cause and effect – question it Absence of evidence vs. Evidence of Absence ∟don't know Disagreement – argueable w/ evidence vs. Controversy – nothing against it, no evidence...
View Full Document

  • Spring '08
  • Occam, false Revise Hypothesis, Multiple Working Hypothesis, w/ evidence vs

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern