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Unformatted text preview: theory itself 7. Create a second plausible explanation for the event. [Just like Step 2] 2 nd explanation must be DIFFERENT from the 1 st one New viewpoint and additional insights 8. Generalize the second explanation. [Just like Step 3] 9. Derive predictions from the second explanation such that one of the predictions contradicts a prediction from the first explanation. [kinda like Step 4] 10. Conduct a critical test to evaluate the rival explanations [Step 5] (Test and compare set of Explanation A and B) Compare CONTRADICTORY PREDICTIONS 11. Use the obtained outcomes to confirm, expand, or generalize the supported theory and to revise, modify, or abandon the unsupported theory. (Use results to pick 1 final theory) 12. Use the obtained knowledge to improve the world....
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This note was uploaded on 07/20/2011 for the course CMN 101 taught by Professor Feng during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.
- Fall '08