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scientific method

[‚sī·ən′tif·ik ′meth·əd]
(science and technology)
The systematic collection and classification of data and, usually, the formulation and testing of hypotheses based on the data.
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We may assert categorically that past communities of Muslims and non-Muslims constructed environments in which scientific investigation flourished.
The author of a racist 19th century theological tract declared, "All Scientific Investigation of the Subject Proves the Negro to Be An Ape.
Very little of what has been established by scientific investigation is thrown away.
In 1698, however, an ocean voyage was undertaken, for the first time, that was for the specific purpose of scientific investigation and nothing more.
This major flaw may be demonstrated by either the presentation of a weak idea or a research approach that is not at the "cutting edge" of appropriate and adequate methodologies of scientific investigation.
One indication of Mount Sinai's leadership in scientific investigation is its receipt during fiscal year 2004 of $153.
Khalid Banuri apprised that an initiative had been taken in which scientific investigation of climate change had been conducted at international, national and regional level.
His scientific explanation for psychic or supernatural tricks and twists makes for a fine survey not just of these 'facts' but of the process of scientific investigation, proof and fallacy.
APOCALYPSE 2012: A SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION INTO CIVILIZATION'S END comes from a journalist who pinpoints 2012 as the year of ultimate doom for the human race--based on a blend of ancient records, including a Mayan calendar which ceases its forecasts in 2012, and Eastern and Western religions which point to this year as the end of time.
Her journeys read like a blend of scientific investigation and travelogue and thus serve as a fitting introduction to habitat management issues.
In seeking to identify these problems, he hopes to promote further investigation, suggesting that ultimately rigorous scientific investigation will lead to evidence-based medical advances.
DEStech Publications (Lancaster, PA) has begun the publication of Journal of Residuals Science & Technology, an international quarterly Journal covering the scientific investigation and technical management of residuals in the environment.

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