Chapt 1 - Measurement And Problem Solving Chapter 1 The...

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1 Measurement And Problem Solving Chapter 1 The Scientific Method 1. Recognition of a problem. 2. Hypothesize a “model” which could provide an answer or solution. 3. Predict the consequences of your hypothesis. If there are none, stop right there! c These consequences should be testable or observable . c At least some consequences should be peculiar to your hypothesis. c It should already account for any currently accepted results in the area of application. 4. Experiment to determine if the consequences are observed. The Scientific Method (cont) c If a “model” is tested over and over again by many people and found to account for all the known facts of the area in which it applies, it may gain acceptance as a principle of science . c Even then, it is possible that this hypothesis or model might be superseded or modified by another if: c The new model is simpler and still accounts for all the known facts and observations. c
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