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Lecture 4

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Department
Health Studies
Course
HLTB15H3
Professor
Caroline Barakat
Semester
Winter

Description
Scientific MethodInvolves the systematic study of the phenomena of interest by detailed observation using the senses often aided by technical instruments accurate measurement and experimentation The important feature of scientific method is that it is systematicExperimentationexplore observations and answer questionsSearch for cause and effect relationships in natureSystematic objective analytical and interpretative reproducibleMethod dependent on assumptions about societyInductionto lead to a conclusion Deductionto draw a conclusion from History of Scientific Methods1600 BCEdwin Smith papyrus o Components examination diagnosis treatment and prognosis 400 BCDemocritus o Inductive reasoningdraws conclusions from a observations 320 BCAristotle o Subdivision of knowledge physics poetry zoology logic rhetoric politics and biology 300 BCEuclids Elements o Geometry
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