• method
  • The scientific method is an empirical method of knowledge acquisition which has characterized the development of science since at least the 17th century. (wikipedia.org)
  • Though there are diverse models for the scientific method available, in general there is a continuous process that includes observations about the natural world. (wikipedia.org)
  • Robert Nola and Howard Sankey remark that "For some, the whole idea of a theory of scientific method is yester-year's debate, the continuation of which can be summed up as yet more of the proverbial deceased equine castigation. (wikipedia.org)
  • As regards his method, Aristotle is recognized as the inventor of scientific method because of his refined analysis of logical implications contained in demonstrative discourse, which goes well beyond natural logic and does not owe anything to the ones who philosophized before him. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scientific controls are a part of the scientific method . (wikipedia.org)
  • Thus, it is a mark of good science if a discipline has a growing list of superseded theories, and conversely, a lack of superseded theories can indicate problems in following the use of the scientific method . (wikipedia.org)