SCIENTIFIC METHOD

Refers to a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry must be based on gathering observable, empirical and measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning.

SCIENTIFIC METHOD: "No scientific inquiry will ever succeed in producing reliable results if it is not based on the scientific method."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SCIENTIFIC METHOD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/scientific-method/ (accessed May 27, 2018).
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