The A process of objective investigation of the real world compr… More is an empirical method of acquiring knowledge that has characterized the development of science since at least the 17th century (with notable practitioners in previous centuries). It involves careful A registration of the real world on a sense or sensing instr… More, applying rigorous skepticism about what is observed, given that cognitive assumptions can distort how one interprets the observation. It involves formulating hypotheses, via induction, based on such observations; experimental and measurement-based statistical testing of deductions drawn from the hypotheses; and refinement (or elimination) of the hypotheses based on the experimental findings. These are principles of the
Part 2 of 4 of the scientific method, encompassing obser… More, as distinguished from a definitive series of steps applicable to all scientific enterprises.
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