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Research Techniques

  • Frederick Betz
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Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)

Abstract

We saw how scientific method was developed in the 1600s, culminating in Newton’s grand synthesis of classical mechanics. And we saw that scientific method is a specific set of research techniques – empirical and theoretical – aimed at experimentally observing nature and constructing and validating theory based upon such experimental data. And this is called “empirically grounded theory.” We next look at the research techniques which provide the intellectual tools for implementing the research method of science.

Keywords

Scientific Method Nobel Prize Research Technique Scientific Progress Underlying Form 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Engineering and TechnologyPortland State UniversityPortlandUSA

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