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A Summary of Scientific Method

  • Peter┬áKosso
Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Philosophy book series (BRIEFSPHILOSOPH, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Peter Kosso
    Pages 1-5
  3. Peter Kosso
    Pages 7-11
  4. Peter Kosso
    Pages 13-20
  5. Peter Kosso
    Pages 21-24
  6. Peter Kosso
    Pages 25-30
  7. Peter Kosso
    Pages 31-37
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 39-41

About this book

Introduction

A Summary of Scientific Method is a brief description of what makes science scientific. It is written in a direct, clear style that is accessible and informative for scientists and science students. It is intended to help science teachers explain how science works, highlighting strengths without ignoring limitations, and to help scientists articulate the process and standards of their work. The book demonstrates that there are several important requirements for being scientific, and the most fundamental of these is maintaining an extensive, interconnected, coherent network of ideas. Some components in the network are empirical, others are theoretical, and they support each other. Clarifying the structure of this web of knowledge explains the role of the commonly cited aspects of scientific method, things like hypotheses, theories, testing, evidence, and the like. A Summary of Scientific Method provides a clear, intuitive, and accurate model of scientific method.

Keywords

Empirical foundations Empirical testing Evidence Nature of Science Scientific method Theories

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter┬áKosso
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyNorthern Arizona UniversityFLAGSTAFFUSA

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