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The scientific method is a widely used technique for the determination of a cause of an event. This method can be used in scientific inquiries as well as business analysis (the process of auditing a firm would be an example) to determine its characteristics. There is a step by step process in the scientific method which allows us to initially develop an hypothesis concerning an event and then to test that hypothesis to determine if we can disprove it and thus must look in another direction for a solution to the issue at hand. In our testing of the hypothesis we must always remember that the hypothesis cannot be proved only that we do not have sufficient information to disprove it. The scientific method consists of the following steps: a. Ask a question concerning the issue. b. Do background research in relationship to the issue to get a more in-depth understanding of the situation. c. Construct a Hypothesis concerning the issue which we will use to test our data against. d. Test your Hypothesis by doing experiments of the population we are focused on. e. Analyze your data and draw a conclusion concerning the population under study. f.
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This note was uploaded on 08/22/2011 for the course AUDITING AC410 taught by Professor Prof during the Spring '11 term at Kaplan University.

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