Major Features of Science

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The Major Features of Science

1. Hypothesis Testing

- how scientific method progresses

- involves testable statements

- focus on disproving hypothesis

2. Theory Construction

- end point of scientific process is a theory that explains what we are investigating

- theory construction is modified by research that continues to be carried out

3. Empirical Methods

- gather information through direct observation

4. Replicability

- ability to check and verify results of a study by repeating the method to assess if similar


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