Excellent article on Reconstruction
The procedure by which scientists, communally and over periods, attempt to assemble a precise interpretation of the world, is referred to as the scientific method. The desired result is that of an unswerving, non-capricious and consistent portrayal. Perceptions and interpretations of natural phenomena can be influenced by personal and cultural beliefs; however, the application of criteria and standard procedures assists in the minimization of these archetypal persuasions while developing a theory. The scientific method attempts to reduce the presence of prejudice or bias in the assessor when examining theories and hypotheses.
The scientific method is comprised of four steps:
“1) observation and description of a phenomenon or group of phenomena; 2) formulation of a hypothesis (or hypotheses) to explain the phenomena; 3) use of the hypothesis to predict the existence of other phenomena, or to predict quantitatively the results of new observations; and
4) performance of experimental tests of the…
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