the scientific method


: the process that is used by scientists for testing ideas and theories by using experiments and careful observation

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Recent Examples on the Web Many of these humans follow the rules and procedures outlined by the scientific method and conduct themselves with integrity. Anna Funk, Discover Magazine, 20 Nov. 2023 Still, sociological influences and professional preferences aren't part of the scientific method. Richard Panek, Scientific American, 14 Nov. 2023 People want quick and straightforward scientific answers, but the scientific method cannot be streamlined. WSJ, 31 Oct. 2023 Famous Anna Mani Quotes Anna Mani will be remembered for her dedication to the scientific method, her belief in the ongoing nature of scientific inquiry and her encouragement for others to actively participate in the pursuit of knowledge. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 6 Oct. 2023 The more outspoken ones accuse Loeb of abandoning the scientific method and misleading the public in pursuit of fame. Seth Fletcher, New York Times, 24 Aug. 2023 Turner spent his career testing those notions with the scientific method. CREDIT: C.H. TURNER / BIOLOGICAL BULLETIN 1913 Turner built an elevated maze, shown here as a photograph (top) and a diagram (bottom) to test how quickly individual cockroaches learned to navigate a new environment. Alla Katsnelson, Discover Magazine, 17 Aug. 2023 Turner spent his career testing those notions with the scientific method. Alla Katsnelson, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Aug. 2023 The journey with which scientific discovery and change occurs has been distilled into what is referred to as the scientific method. Conor Feehly, Discover Magazine, 22 June 2023 See More

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“The scientific method.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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