Scientific Method, definition of

Scientific Method

The principles and empirical processes of discovery and demonstration considered characteristic of or necessary for scientific investigation, generally involving the observation of phenomena, the formulation of a hypothesis concerning the phenomena, experimentation to demonstrate the truth or falseness of the hypothesis, and a conclusion that validates or modifies the hypothesis.

News & Blog articles where 'Scientific Method' used:
  • Truth(?) in testimony and convincing policy makers
    by Judith Curry Some reflections, stimulated by yesterday’s Congressional Hearing, on the different strategies of presenting Congressional testimony. Yesterday’s Hearing provided an ‘interesting’ contrast in approaches to presenting...
  • Climate science’s ‘masking bias’ problem
    by Judith Curry How valid conclusions often lay hidden within research reports, masked by plausible but unjustified conclusions reached in those reports.  And how the IPCC institutionalizes such masking errors in climate science. In the previous post,...
  • Climate scientists’ motivated reasoning
    by Judith Curry Insights into the motivated reasoning of climate scientists, including my own efforts to sort out my own biases and motivated reasoning following publication of the Webster et al...
  • Global Warming: Science or Political Science?
    By John Droz, jr In paleoclimatologist Dr. Curt Stager’s recent Adirondack Almanac piece about me it’s startling that he so openly disavowed traditional Science. By comparison, consider his insightful quote back in 2011: “… my preference is for...
  • Climate uncertainty monster: What’s the worst case?
    by Judith Curry On possibilities, known neglecteds, and the vicious positive feedback loop between scientific assessment and policy making that has created a climate Frankenstein...
  • Reviewing the CCSR: Discussion thread
    by Judith Curry This post is running parallel to the post Reviewing the Climate Science Special Report (a technical post), to accommodate general discussion on the topicFiled under: Scientific method
  • Reviewing the Climate Science Special Report
    by Judith Curry Calling on CE Denizens to review the Climate Science Special Report:  nominate an official reviewer, or participate in the CE Crowdsourced Review...
  • Nye’s Quadrant
    by Judith Curry The scary emergence of Nye’s Quadrant in dominating the public discourse on climate change. If you are unfamiliar with Pasteur’s Quadrant, read my previous post [link].  The focus of my previous post was on use-inspired basic...
  • A ‘Red Team’ Exercise Would Strengthen Climate Science
    by Judith Curry Put the ‘consensus’ to a test, and improve public understanding, though an open and adversarial process. – Steve Koonin Steve Koonin has an op-ed published today in the Wall Street Journal:  A ‘Red Team’...
  • Discussion thread: reactions to House Hearing
    by Judith Curry Climate Feedback has interviewed a number of scientists regarding the recent House Hearing on climate science. The article:  Scientists reactions to the US House Science Committee hearing on climate science. The scientists that were interviewed:...

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