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Introduction to the Scientific Method
If you need to come up with a scientific research project or science fair project, one of the obvious challenges is to find an idea for the project and the scientific method is very helpful here. The scientific method can be stated several ways, but basically it involves looking at the world around you, coming up with an explanation for what you observe, testing your explanation to see if it could be valid, and then either accepting your explanation (for the time being... after all, something better might come along!) or rejecting the explanation and trying to come up with a better one.
Step 1: Make Observations
The scientific method, by definition, is a system of asking questions, developing explanations, and testing those explanations against the reality of the natural world.
After all, when you are looking for a project idea, you think through ...
Explains Scientific Method in five steps and 575 words.
Provide a demonstration of your understanding of the nature of the three major research methods by describing and comparing the foundations of quantitative and qualitative research for each of the following elements.
Demonstrate your understanding of the nature of the three major research methods by describing and comparing the foundations of quantitative and qualitative research for each of the following elements.
- Nature of research: scientific and philosophical underpinnings
- Approach to inquiry: induction versus deduction
- Belief about truth: positivism and empiricism
- Type of data: numeric versus narrative data
- Use of data: testing hypotheses and theories versus generating hypotheses and building theory
- What are two rationales for using a mixed methods approach?