scientific method
noun Date: circa 1810 principles and procedures for the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition and formulation of a problem, the collection of data through observation and experiment, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses

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  • SCIENTIFIC METHOD —    although there are many different methods used in various academic disciplines, the term scientific method refers to that process of systematic inquiry which proceeds in a logical manner and involves the testing of theories against the… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

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  • scientific method — /saɪəntɪfɪk ˈmɛθəd/ (say suyuhntifik methuhd) noun a method of research in which the steps are identification of a problem, collection of relevant data, formulation of a hypothesis on the basis of this data, and, finally, empirical testing of the …   Australian English dictionary

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