of the Scientific Method
Do Background Research
Construct a Hypothesis
Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment
Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion
Communicate Your Results
How do scientists use the Scientific Method to acquire...
“That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow.” Consider knowledge issues raised by this statement in two areas of knowledge.
Nowadays, due to for example technological development, every day can bring us a new knowledge. Something that yesterday was unthinkable, today...
A scientist, in a broad sense, is one engaging in a systematic activity to acquire knowledge. In a more restricted sense, a scientist is an individual who uses thescientific method. The person may be an expert in one or more areas of science...
Introduction and audience
When talk about science, perhaps majority of us think it is less relative with real life. However, as society developed, science encompassed us everywhere. This situation forces everyone to acquire the ability to learn and understand science. Some may think...
When mathematicians, historians, and scientists say that they have explained something, are they using the word explain' in the same way?
TOK #1(Final Draft)
We all have ways of acquiring information about the complex world in which we live. Mathematicians...
INDUCTIVE DISCOVERY METHOD
From its name “inductive”, it refers to of reasoning – proceeding from particular facts to general principles. The inductive discovery method is a process, providing the students with the result and having them figure out what happened leads to a different sort of learning...
principal methods of inquiry, they are reconstruct the past and create or discover new knowledge. For reconstructing the past, the methods of epidemiologist, criminal investigator, historian, journalist and archeologist are used. To discover or create new knowledge, the method of a scientist and creative...
IS SCIENTIFIC ADVANCEMENT A BOON OR BANE.
This is the age of science and technology. Science has changed the face of the earth with its too many wonderful inventions and discoveries. If one of our ancestors were to return to the earth, he or she would not be able to recognize it-so tremendous, complete...
Scientific method refers to bodies of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry must be based on gathering observable, empirical and measurable evidence subject to specific principles...
Theory of Knowledge
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Essay 4: Does language plays roles of equally importance in different areas of knowledge?
In order to claim that we know something we must first define how we know it. There are four widely accepted ways of acquiring knowledge, through our senses and observation...
Knowledge, the key to progress, has proven to be a human being’s most powerful and significant weapon. We gain knowledge when we put our brain to work at the problems we need to solve in life. It doesn’t matter what we are trying to accomplish, whether it be creating a new technology or...
THE SCIENTIFIC PROCESS
Scientists make progress by using the scientific method, a process of checking conclusions against nature. After observing something, a scientist tries to explain what has been seen.
The explanation is called an hypothesis. There is always at least one alternative hypothesis...
Week 1: Basic concepts in scientific inquiry; Scientific Research: Meaning, basic steps.
Weeks 2& 3: Basic and applied research concepts, theories, laws, hypotheses, research design, choosing a research topics.
Module 2 Qualitative and theoretical issues in research methods
Scientific method is an epistemological system used by the scientists to investigate natural phenomena, developing new knowledge or correcting preceding knowledge (Jennings, 2008:5). It is considered the best objective framework to construct an accurate representation of the world, it include ideas,...
Critical Analysis of Thomas Kuhn’s
“The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”
“In learning a paradigm, the scientist acquires theory, methods, and standards together, usually in an inextricable mixture. Therefore, when paradigms change, there are usually significant shifts in the criteria determining...
How attractive do you find the role which Comte prescribed for sociologists?
European Enlightenment played a significant part in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when it marked a transformation in the cultural perspectives of the European intellectuals. During this period of time, the...
For some people science is the supreme form of all knowledge. Is this view reasonable or does it involve a misunderstanding of science or of knowledge?
I have seen numerous television advertisements in which the makers claim that their product is 'scientifically proven' to perform its function better...
What is knowledge? Can we as a whole actually be certain of our knowledge? If so, how? Are we not all based upon illusions and misconceptions, which in actuality create our society today? Knowledge is supported and evidenced by faith or by the 'arrogance of religion'. Faith is supported by psychological...
SCIENTIFIC ADVANCEMENT IS A BOON OR BANE
Science offers knowledge based on experiment and observation, but technology is the total sum of the application of knowledge. This has made life easy and comfortable for the user. A country said to be a developed country when it has many...
Montessori Method by Maria Montessori (1870-1952). Translated by Anne Everett George (1882-). New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1912.
DR. MONTESSORI GIVING A LESSON IN TOUCHING GEOMETRICAL INSETS
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore” - Andre Gide.
Risk is the word used to describe a venture or activity where the outcome is unknown and one or more of the outcomes could result in a loss, be this the loss of money, time or even life...
Social psychology is about understanding individual behaviour in a social context. Baron, Byrne, and Suis (1989) defined social psychology as “the scientific field that seeks to understand the nature and causes of individual behaviour in social situations”. It therefore looks at human behaviour as influenced...
ability hypothesis as an objection to the knowledge argument. Does it block the knowledge argument as a threat to physicalism?
The ability hypothesis fails to block out the knowledge argument as a threat against physicalism. I shall firstly explain Jackson’s knowledge argument and then conclude with the...
What is Linguistic Anthropology? How and why Linguistic Anthropology emerges as an area of interest for anthropologist?
Linguistic anthropology is one of the four traditional branches of anthropology-- the other three being archaeological, biological (formerly physical), and sociocultural anthropology...
regarding the use of animals in experiments has come under increasing public and political attention throughout the 1980?s and 1990?s. Many objections have been raised against the once accepted scientific procedures by all sectors of society. There are many arguments for and against the use of animals in...
Importance of Education & Knowledge in Islam
The Importance of Education
To seek knowledge is a sacred duty; it is obligatory on every Muslim, male and female. The first word revealed of the Qur’an was "Iqra" READ! Seek knowledge! Educate yourselves! Be educated.
Evaluate the role of intuition in different areas of knowledge.
An ancient Greek statue was about to be purchased by a museum. It underwent basic checks to ensure it was genuine, and after fourteen months of investigation, the museum staff concluded its authenticity, and the artifact was bought...
Scientist Practitioner Model
Science the word itself is dominant around the world as almost all the theories and concepts in many subject areas are based on facts which are scientifically evident based. Psychology on the other hand presented as science in oxford dictionary definition. Reber (as cited...
What is scientific truth?
It is almost an inherent belief that science is based on observations that can be picked up by the senses and are not mere figments of human imagination and are certainly not tainted by personal prejudices. According to correspondence theory of truth, a statement is true...
Review of “Science and Scientific Research”
The chapter covering the topics of Science and Scientific Research by Anol Bhattacherjee, begin with the question of “What is research?”, Bhattacherjee breaks the chapter into hierarchical topics starting with a basic understanding and definition of science...