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Michelin Tires: Utilizing the Scientific Method

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In April 2012, Michelin Tires recalled 77,000 tires for a safety problem. How would you use the scientific method to identify the problem for the Michelin company? Discuss whether using the scientific method is helpful for identifying the safety issue.

Your tutorial is 269 words (two paragraphs) and discusses how the scientific method could assist in finding and troubleshooting tire safety issues. The comments also discuss how the severity of the issues would be difficult to evaluate using the scientific method (and why).

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The scientific method is a way to study data (patterns & distributions) and test the data for relationships among causal or predictor variables and outcome variables. The scientific method would suggest that Michelin gather data systematically (random sample or collect all data) for all the recalled tires. Then, record the number of tires that has the problem, the factory at which they were made and perhaps ...

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Your tutorial is 269 words (two paragraphs) and discusses how the scientific method could assist in finding and troubleshooting tire safety issues. The comments also discuss how the severity of the issues would be difficult to evaluate using the scientific method (and why).

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