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scientific method

n.
The principles and empirical processes of discovery and demonstration considered characteristic of or necessary for scientific investigation, generally involving the observation of phenomena, the formulation of a hypothesis concerning the phenomena, experimentation to test the hypothesis, and development of a conclusion that confirms, rejects, or modifies the hypothesis.

scientific method

n
a method of investigation in which a problem is first identified and observations, experiments, or other relevant data are then used to construct or test hypotheses that purport to solve it

sci′entif′ic meth′od


n.
a method of research in which a problem is identified, relevant data are gathered, a hypothesis is formulated, and the hypothesis is empirically tested.
[1850–55]
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Noun1.scientific method - a method of investigation involving observation and theory to test scientific hypotheses
experimental method - the use of controlled observations and measurements to test hypotheses
methodology - the system of methods followed in a particular discipline
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The people at the inn had evidently heard of my new friend, and were not favorably disposed toward the cause of scientific investigation.
Scientific investigation was almost entirely stifled, and progress was impossible.
He says he intends to go to the North Pole for scientific investigations, and has invited me to go with him
You say that you returned to Phutra of your own free will, because you think yourself better off here than elsewhere--do you not know that you may be the next chosen to give up your life in the interests of the wonderful scientific investigations that our learned ones are continually occupied with?
The team by demonstrating extreme professionalism and scientific investigation traced the car in Shangla used in the incident and arrested all five dacoits involved in the case.
Implementing agency : Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs, National Institute of Scientific Investigation, Institute of Scientific Investigation, Seoul
The IGP said that investigation was the back bone of police force and through scientific investigation challenging cases could be worked out effectively and directed the awardees to accept every case as a challenge and put their best in tracing it out by using all their professional capabilities and modern techniques.
So scientific investigation has to come with usual balneotherapy but also with the development of new trends which have to be scientifically assessed from their initiation.
The Joint Scientific Investigation Unit (SIU), which deals with evidence gathered by both South Wales Police and Gwent Police, will also save millions of pounds in public money.
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In a book entitled The Incoherence of the Philosophers, he argued that God is not bound by reason, that "natural" links between causes and effects are illusory, and that there is no rationality in the universe, thus denying the very possibility of scientific investigation.
The supporting data for any scientific investigation should be maintained in your office files for a minimum of 5 to 7 years after publication.

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