The Scientific Method
Author: W. Huitt
Last revised: December 2000
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Many people believe there is a method of
science that is systematically used by scientists in all disciplines. Others believe
that the scientific method as taught in schools is a myth, and
that when we observe what scientists actually do we find there is no set of linear steps
that are always followed.
The following is an additional sampling of different ideas about the
scientific method and its use.
- Bridgman, P. (1955). On scientific
method. From: Reflections of a Physicist.
- Edmund, N. (2000). The scientific method
today. Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Author.
- Feynman, R. (1974). Cargo cult science.
Adapted from a Caltech commencement address.
- Internet Science Room, The. (nd). The scientific method.
Red Rock, OK: Frontier High School.
- Koning, R. (1994). The
scientific method. Willimantic, CT: Eastern Connecticut State University.
- Malhotra, Y. (1994). On
science, scientific method and evolution of scientific thought: A philosophy of science
perspective of quasi-experimentation.
- Rosenfels, P. (1980). Freud and the scientific method.
The Ninth Street Center.
- Wudka, J. (1998). The
scientific method. From antiquity to Einstein.