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    Definitions of building blocks

    Observations - observations form the basis by which we recognize or note facts.

    Facts - facts are those things or phenomena that we believe are true. Facts are generally consensual in nature in that others who have observed the same phenomena agree to their existence.
    Concepts - concepts can be defined as abstract ideas generalized from facts particular.

    Constructs - constructs are specific types of concepts that exist at higher levels of abstraction and are invented for a special theoretical purpose.

    Variables - variables are symbols or concepts that can assume one of a set of values.
    Hypotheses - hypotheses are conjectural statement of the relationship between two or more variables that carry clear implications for testing the stated relationship.

    Laws - laws are well-verified statements about invariable relationships among variables.

    Theories - theories are interrelated sets of statements of relationships whose purpose is to explain and predict.
    Models - models are highly formalized representations of theoretical relationships.

    I need help with the following:

    1) Using these building blocks above, weave them together into a cohesive whole explaining the process of scientific study.

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    When presented with a problem that needs to be solved, researchers first look at prior explanations of relationships that explain or predict problems. These relationships are called theories and they allow us to use already established ideas to try and solve our problems.

    However, in most cases these only relate to parts of problems or do not entirely inform the researcher who then must turn to the ...

    Solution Summary

    Using terms provided, the building blocks of research are used to create cohesive explanation of research.