Scientific method

2017-07-27T18:17:21+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Level of measurement, Physical law, Scientism, System, Operationalization, Scientific literacy, Reproducibility, Nursing process, Scientific consensus, Experimentum crucis, Blind experiment, Source criticism, Novum Organum, Provenance, Self-experimentation in medicine, Scientific control, Self-experimentation, Scientific method and religion, Scientific evidence, Isotope dilution flashcards Scientific method
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  • Level of measurement
    Level of measurement or scale of measure is a classification that describes the nature of information within the numbers assigned to variables.
  • Physical law
    A physical law or scientific law is a theoretical statement "inferred from particular facts, applicable to a defined group or class of phenomena, and expressible by the statement that a particular phenomenon always occurs if certain conditions be present.
  • Scientism
    Scientism is a belief in the universal applicability of the scientific method and approach, and the view that empirical science constitutes the most authoritative worldview or the most valuable part of human learning—to the exclusion of other viewpoints.
  • System
    A system is a set of interacting or interdependent component parts forming a complex/intricate whole.
  • Operationalization
    In research design, especially in psychology, social sciences, life sciences, and physics, operationalization is a process of defining the measurement of a phenomenon that is not directly measurable, though its existence is indicated by other phenomena.
  • Scientific literacy
    Scientific literacy or Science literacy encompasses written, numerical, and digital literacy as they pertain to understanding science, its methodology, observations, and theories.
  • Reproducibility
    Reproducibility is the ability of an entire experiment or study to be duplicated, either by the same researcher or by someone else working independently.
  • Nursing process
    The nursing process is a modified scientific method.
  • Scientific consensus
    Scientific consensus is the collective judgment, position, and opinion of the community of scientists in a particular field of study.
  • Experimentum crucis
    In the sciences, an experimentum crucis (English: crucial experiment or critical experiment) is an experiment capable of decisively determining whether or not a particular hypothesis or theory is superior to all other hypotheses or theories whose acceptance is currently widespread in the scientific community.
  • Blind experiment
    A blind — or blinded — experiment is an experiment in which information about the test is masked (kept) from the participant, to reduce or eliminate bias, until after a trial outcome is known.
  • Source criticism
    Source criticism (or information evaluation) is the process of evaluating an information source, i.
  • Novum Organum
    The Novum Organum, full original title Novum Organum Scientiarum (‘new instrument of science’), is a philosophical work by Francis Bacon, written in Latin and published in 1620.
  • Provenance
    Provenance (from the French provenir, "to come from"), is the chronology of the ownership, custody or location of an historical object.
  • Self-experimentation in medicine
    Self-experimentation refers to scientific experimentation in which the experimenter conducts the experiment on her- or himself.
  • Scientific control
    A scientific control is an experiment or observation designed to minimize the effects of variables other than the independent variable.
  • Self-experimentation
    Self-experimentation refers to the special case of single-subject research in which the experimenter conducts the experiment on himself or herself.
  • Scientific method and religion
    Some controversies exist over the relationship of scientific method to religion.
  • Scientific evidence
    Scientific evidence is evidence which serves to either support or counter a scientific theory or hypothesis.
  • Isotope dilution
    Isotope dilution analysis is a method of determining the quantity of chemical substances.