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9:12:08 pysch - The Nature of Science-The scientific method...

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The Nature of Science -The scientific method allows us to declare our conclusions to be probable to the point where it is reasonable to treat them as factual -Scientific open mindedness is the willingness to consider proper evidence and possible revise our theories -It is NOT the unquestioning acceptance of any possibility in the absence of evidence The Research Process -Scientific research is a technical refinement of one of the ways that we naturally think: the way that is commonly called “rational” -Ask a question/specify a problem -Carefully and systematically make a relevant observations -Form a hypothesis -Draw the most logical conclusions based on all the observations -Test the hypothesis with the date -The evidence obtained should be replicable -Formulate a theory by relating the supported hypothesis. -Test the theory Scientific Theory -Science aims to produce theories or models that enable us to understand and make predictions about the world Falsifiability
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  • Fall '08
  • dowd
  • scientific theory, naturalistic observation, -A theory, -Scientific open mindedness, well-established scientific theories

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