Major Features of Science

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Hypothesis testing
The scientific method progresses by hypothesis testing. Efforts must be made to disprove the hypothesis in order to prove it.
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Replicability
In order for findings to be well-regarded, it must be possible to replicate the experiment and find similar results.
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Objectivity
It is important that the researcher's opinions do not affect the methods and conclusions of the study. Without objectivity, resullts may not be replicable.
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Empericism
Information gained through direct observation or experiment rather than resaoned argument or unfounded beliefs.
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Control
Showing causal relationships allows scientists to predict and control the world.
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In order for findings to be well-regarded, it must be possible to replicate the experiment and find similar results.

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It is important that the researcher's opinions do not affect the methods and conclusions of the study. Without objectivity, resullts may not be replicable.

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Information gained through direct observation or experiment rather than resaoned argument or unfounded beliefs.

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Showing causal relationships allows scientists to predict and control the world.

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