What Is Science

  • Thomas Catalano
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Pharmaceutical Science & Drug Development book series (BRIEFSPSDD)


Most science is performed using the concept known as The Scientific Method. In this chapter we will discuss the concepts which involve the application of the method to investigate the physical phenomenon in the world around us. The book will describe the individual steps, such as Research, Hypothesis, Prediction, Experimentation, and Conclusion, utilized to apply the scientific method approach. It also suggests how data should be collected and interpreted.


Scientific Method Approach Original Hypothesis Experimental Defect Work Questions Collegiate Dictionary 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Catalano
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  1. 1.PharmChem Analytical Consultants, LLCBuffalo GroveUSA

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