How can the scientific method be applied in studies that don't have

  1. poisonx3girlx3 profile image59
    poisonx3girlx3posted 6 years ago

    How can the scientific method be applied in studies that don't have

    traditional testing/experiment methods?

  2. FlowOfThought profile image60
    FlowOfThoughtposted 6 years ago

    I don't think the scientific method really requires traditional use, what you have to do, is stretch the method, and make it fit your needs, be creative.

  3. MisterH profile image60
    MisterHposted 6 years ago

    The scientific method is the best thing we have for testing the veracity of theories of any sort.  If a theory cannot be "proved" by the scientific method then whatever it is can only be on very dodgy ground.

    An example would be homeopathy for which there is no scientific evidence that it is any more effective than placebo.  Defenders of homeopathy tend to point scientists to the ample amounts of anecdotal evidence and then argue that homeopathy doesn't work well under scientific conditions.  However, anecdotal evidence is notoriously unreliable and the fact that it doesn't work well under scientific conditions suggests that it doesn't work.

 
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