The Scientific Method Axia College SCI/230 Have you ever asked your-self a question that sparked your imagination to try to find the answer for yourself? Did you find that answer by trying different options to achieve the answer? If you have then you have used the Scientific Method. The Scientific Method is a system made up of six steps that scientists have use for centuries to solve some of life’s biggest mysteries as well as everyday ponders. This writer is going to show you an example of the everyday questions that we may use the Scientific Method for as well as an experiment so that you may use it knowingly also.
The reason for having a hypothesis-based scientific study is because we do not know the outcome of something. It is similar to many everyday problems in that they are problems because they have not been solved yet, however, a hypothesis-based experiment is different from solving an everyday problem because we do not necessarily have to spend time doing an experiment on everyday outcomes. Some problems are easily solved because we know how they happened and how to fix them. For example, my kids can mix a chemical together and I know to poor it out right away or take it away from them. I do not need to do an experiment on them to know that chemicals are not safe for children.
The independent variable is controlled and manipulated by the researcher, in hope to affect the dependent variable and prove their hypothesis right or wrong. c) Suggest two criticisms of field experiments. (4 marks) Field experiments make it hard to verify that the causes that are identified are the real cause of the outcome. This is because the sociologist cannot control all of the variables in a scenario so it is hard to identify the correct causes.Field experiments do not usually gain the informed consent of the participants because it is thought that the participants will then act differently, due to it being an experiment and if they knew, it would 'give the game away'. d) Examine the reasons why some sociologists choose not to use experiments when conducting research.
Quantitative Critique Quantitative Critique Cathy Chude Worcester State University 1. Discuss what elements are included in a research question from your text. Discuss the research question in relation to these elements. According to Polit and beck (2010) research questions “are the specific inquiries researchers want to answer in addressing the research problem. The research questions guide the types of data to be collected in a study” (p.146).
The product had tested extensively, and every time it failed. Lawson thought that instead of four disk design, a larger five disk design brake was needed. He went to Warren to argue him about that, but Warren was to adamant to acknowledge the design to be the cause. Then, Lawson brought the issue to Sink, but if he agreed with Lawson he will be embarrassed because he's the one who Warren to the project. Vandivier was locking at the data of the latest A7D test when noticed irregularities, they were intentionally manipulated with the instructions from Lawson, who said he was only following instructions from Warren and Sink.
Assessment Task 1 – Short Answer Questions Please answer the following questions in approximately ½ page each. 1) How can the responsible person evaluate best practice in relation to separation and termination? The responsible person must undertake research in order to evaluate best practice in relation to separation and termination. This research follows a specific process which involves a number of steps including: * Research the elements of best practice in separation/termination systems. | * Research the legal requirements for separation/termination practice in your organisation.
Disagreement can aid the pursuit of knowledge in several different ways. Firstly, it makes us stretch ourselves, and the way we think, to the limits of our capabilities. If a large group of professionals tells a scientist is that a new theory he has been working on and developing is completely false, the scientist may first be angered or hurt by the logic that because his theory has one false fact, it must be wrong and invalid. If he is anything at all like myself, he may go back to his laboratory feeling like a failure, but after some time he realizes that he might have been wrong about that fact. He goes back to the first stages, performs more tests, changing variables and how the experiment is conducted, and may find that in fact, his theory now makes complete sense.
Research Process: Components and Validity According to Burns & Grove, Nursing research is a scientific way of validating, and improving existing knowledge and creating new knowledge which can affect nursing practice (McEwen &Wills, 2011).The researcher will use various methods and options to explore the answers for Research question and this process is flexible and circular (Fain, 2013).Because, the researcher may have to continuously review the literature and analyze the concepts. Results of a research study can be used for the initiation of another research (Fain, 2013, p.19).General steps or components of research process are 1.Selecting and defining the problem, 2.Selecting a research design, 3.Collecting data, 4.Analyzing data, 5.Using theresearch findings. (Fain,2013,p.20) Selecting and defining the problem: In this step, the researcher will identify a problem which will help them to improve the existing knowledge. Review of Literature is an essential part of this step .The researcher will identify pertinent variables, define theoretical frame work, formulate research questions and hypothesis (Fain, 2013). Selecting a Research Design: In this step researcher will select a design for the study in which sample selection, setting and method of measurements or tools are included.
Label each question as open or closed and what type of question it is. ----- A discussion summarizing what you learned. Include a heading for each of the topics you investigated, and a brief summary of what you learned about that topic. ------Analysis Section Add a final heading under which you describe what you learned about the interviewing process. - Clarify your learning process in depth, explaining what you