Scientific method

The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.

To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry is commonly based on empirical or measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning.

The Oxford Dictionaries Online defines the scientific method as “a method or procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses”.

Experiments are a procedure designed to test hypotheses. Experiments are an important tool of the scientific method.

While a scientific study is a research study, not all research studies necessarily adhere to the strict principles of the scientific method. Scientific studies have a specific focus on adhering to scientific principles and methodologies, whereas research studies encompass a broader range of investigations conducted in various fields.

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