Outline of scientific method

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to scientific method:

Scientific method – body of techniques for investigating phenomena and acquiring new knowledge, as well as for correcting and integrating previous knowledge. It is based on observable, empirical, reproducible, measurable evidence, and subject to the laws of reasoning.

Nature of scientific method[edit]

Main article: Scientific method

Elements of scientific method[edit]

Main article: Research


Main article: Observation


Main article: Hypothesis


Main article: Experiment



Evaluation by scientific community[edit]

Scientific method concepts[edit]

Empirical methods[edit]

Main article: Empirical methods

Use of statistics[edit]

Paradigm change[edit]

Problem of induction[edit]

The problem of induction questions the logical basis of scientific statements.

Scientific creativity[edit]

Deviations from the scientific method[edit]

Critique of scientific method[edit]

Relationship of scientific method to technology[edit]

Aesthetics in the scientific method[edit]

History of scientific method[edit]


Persons influential in the development of scientific method[edit]

Why didn't the scientific method arise elsewhere?[edit]

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