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ERIC Number: EJ1044476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Exercises for Bringing the Hypothetico-Deductive Method to Life
Romesburg, H. Charles
American Biology Teacher, v76 n5 p346-348 May 2014
This article explains four kinds of inquiry exercises, different in purpose, for teaching advanced-level high school and college students the hypothetico-deductive (H-D) method. The first uses a picture of a river system to convey the H-D method's logic. The second has teams of students use the H-D method: their teacher poses a hypothesis drawn from a research article the students have not seen and asks them to design an H-D test of it. Later they read the article and compare their designs with its. The third exercise extends this; when economically practical, the class may experimentally test the best of its designs. Finally, an Internet/library exercise lets students inquire into the history of the H-D method.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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