The Scientific Method, by D. E. Simanek
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Description: A physicist's view on how science is done. While methods of science certainly exist, "The Scientific Method" does not.
Too often the "scientific method" is presented in schools and textbooks as a "recipe" for doing science, with numbered steps even! That's misleading. At the other extreme, someone said that scientific method is "Doing one's damndest with one's mind." I know many have said more profound things about this subject than I will offer, but here's some informal comments about scientific method presented as a set of practical and general guidlines for doing science. Scientists have learned these through trial and error during the entire history of science.
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|Page title:||The Scientific Method|
|Keywords:||philosophy of science, scientific method, scientific models, theories|
|Description:||A brief, informal account of the methods of science.|
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