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Advantages of research over reasoning or experience

Discuss the phenomenon that research has more advantages than reasoning and experience in solving human problems. Includes Scholarly reference in APA format and a quote, cited from this reference in the discussion.

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Reasoning and experience are the two methods that nearly all humans use to figure out how the world works, or to determine cause and effect in events that occur. This intuition is also referred to as in research as "anecdotal evidence," which means someone's personal experience.

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Explanation of the advantages of scientific reseach over anecdotal evidence, or personal reasoning and experience