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.

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