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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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Churchman (1979) goes on to warn that the extension of the scientific method into the planning arena through experimental interventions is dangerous and potentially immoral.
The 126-page draft study, which undercuts federal officials' contention that marijuana is carcinogenic, has never been published, though a panel of expert reviewers found in June 1994 that its scientific methods and conclusions were sound.
Aside from one more foray into matters scientific (not printed in his lifetime), Scaliger now concentrated his last attack on the historical sources, at last realizing the deficiency of his command of scientific methods, and understanding that the virtues of historical knowledge were different from the natural philosophical ones of rationally regulated analysis.
Business valuation is an art, not a science, although scientific methods are used throughout the process.
Schneider Engineering leverages scientific methods such as mathematical modeling, statistics, and computational algorithms to make informed decisions surrounding the staging and dispatch of its fleet.
Talking to a delegation of progressive farmers headed by Muzaffar Ali Sial, he asked the farmers to adopt scientific methods to enhance food grain production and reduce imports by using one-fifth of their farming land to cultivate lentils.
It is intended that this publication should provide a clearinghouse for police officials regarding successful police methods, a medium for the dissemination of important police information, and a comprehensive literature pertaining to the scientific methods in crime detection and criminal apprehension.
AT long last, the Environmental Protection Agency has signaled its intent to adopt more scientific methods for determining whether specific substances cause cancer in humans.
Some psychosomatic theories, such as the view that ulcerative colitis reflects repressed rage, elude verification with scientific methods, North says.
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS[R]) is an international scientific society with 10,000 members, including Nobel Prize laureates, dedicated to applying scientific methods to help improve decision-making, management and operations.
Just from observing, they learn how to use different scientific methods," said third-grade teacher Sherrie Kolz.
INFORMS is an international scientific society with 10,000 members, including Nobel Prize laureates, dedicated to applying scientific methods to help improve decision-making, management, and operations.

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