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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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The scientific method is the most effective tool humankind has invented for winnowing what is from what isn't.
Thinking that there is an "entrepreneurial method" akin to the scientific method is decidedly new and may require some "young Turks" to adopt it as a primary line of research for it to catch on more broadly.
Other titles in the series include Planet Earth Science Fair Projects, Genetics and Evolution Science Fair Projects, and Weather Science Fair Projects, Each volume has an introduction explaining the scientific method and how to utilize this process to investigate a wide range of topics.
If physicists were bound by the scientific method, swing theory would not even exist, because it is not grounded in scientific reasoning.
* What is the scientific method? (the process scientists follow to design and perform experiments)
Your goal in this experience is to use the scientific method to determine testable variables of the condoms presented to you.
"Introduction to Science and the Scientific Method" is a guide on the most basic of scientific principles--the scientific method.
However, there is a well-tested source of insight into how to improve the decision-making in business: the scientific method. Although it has revolutionized our lives and the ability to manipulate our material world, the scientific method has not been widely adapted for business executives.
Over more than three centuries, firm adherence to this "naturalism" as a basis for application of the scientific method to physical phenomena has spectacularly succeeded in understanding the physical world.
Dan Montello and Paul Sutton's well-written book on how to pursue geographic inquiry using the scientific method and related research techniques should become required reading for many present and future geographers.
Biology4kids.com presents this brief yet fun and informative site about the scientific method. Students can apply what they have learned by taking an online quiz about the scientific method.
You'll learn the basic techniques of the scientific method by experimenting with several ingredients to discover which combination makes the best overflow of "lava." Once you discover the formula--EUREKA!--you will be ready to use the kit's mini-mountain to stage your own volcanic disaster.