Scientific Method

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Department
College Park Scholars Program
Course
CPSP 119
Professor
Holtz
Semester
Spring

Description
Scientific Method Tuesday, September 24, 2013 3:43 PM Scientific inquiry proceeds from the formulations of hypothesesbased on previous observations,and subsequent testing of these hypothesesfrom additional observations - Hypotheses - "statementsof pattern of events" Theory - system of ideas intended to explain something - In theory is a synonym to "in principle" or "by following these rules" - Theories are predictive - Theories don't necessarily have to be scientific Theories in science must have an empirical component Scientific theory - "comprehensiveframeworkfor describing, explaining, and making falsifiable predictions about related sets of phenomena based on rigorous observation,experimentation,and logic" From Major theories of Eastern Sunrise - Geocentrism(earth is in center) - Heliocentrism(sun is in center) Parsimony -
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