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ERIC Number: ED393871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 49
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ISBN: ISBN-0-9632866-3-3
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The General Pattern of the Scientific Method (SM-14). Second Student Edition.
Edmund, Norman W.
The scientific method originated centuries ago, but it is taught only to a limited degree in science classes. It is proposed that the scientific method is not just a method for scientists, but also offers a general approach to problem definition and solving and serves as a guide to problem prevention and solution-challenging. The Scientific Method 14 (SM-14) consists of 14 steps: (1) observing; (2) determining if there is a problem; (3) setting goals and planning; (4) searching, exploring, and gathering evidence; (5) generating creative and logical alternative solutions; (6) evaluating the evidence; (7) forming the hypothesis; (8) challenging the hypothesis; (9) reaching a conclusion; (10) suspending judgment; (11) taking action; (12) using motivation and sensitivity as supporting ingredients; (13) using personal attributes in the process; and (14) applying thinking skills, methods, and processes. Each step is explained in some detail, with anecdotes and illustrations on the facing page. Preparing a self-development program is discussed. (SLD)
Normman W. Edmund (Retired Founder of Edmund Scientific Co.) 407 Northeast Third Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301-3233 ($3; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Goal Setting; Scientific Thinking