The Scientific Method

  • Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller
  • Jordan Smoller


The whole point of science is to uncover the “truth.” How do we go about deciding something is true? We have two tools at our disposal to pursue scientific inquiry:


Null Hypothesis Heart Attack Inductive Inference Puerperal Fever Deductive Inference 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller
    • 1
  • Jordan Smoller
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EpidemiologyAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Center for Human Genetic ResearchMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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