The Scientific Method

  • Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller

Abstract

The whole point of science is to uncover the “truth”. How do we go about deciding something is true? We have two tools as our disposal to pursue scientific inquiry:
  • We have our senses — through which we experience the world and make observations.

  • We have the ability to reason — which enables us to make logical inferences.

  • In science we impose logic on those observations.

Keywords

Null Hypothesis High Blood Pressure Heart Attack Inductive Inference Puerperal Fever 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller
    • 1
  1. 1.Albert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA

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