The Scientific Method Research (Notes)

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Popper

  • Critical of the scientific method as felt scientifists focus on only proving their hypothesis.
  • Suggests scientists should aim to falsify their hypothesis therefore showing the theor has been tested adequetely.

Thomas Kuhn

  • Views Popper's view as "Idealised" (regard of represent something as perfect)
  • He suggests rather than falsifying exsisting theories scientists should search for flaws in new theories/evidence.
  • The view represents a "paradigm" which is one fixed view which has no way of branching out only if controdictory evidence emegerges then a paradigm shift may occur.

Alternatives to the Scientific Approach

  • Conventional

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