The Scientific Method

The Scientific Method (SM) is often shown as a cycle of four steps: Observation, Hypothesis, Prediction, and Experiment. This cycle is somewhat similar to Kolb’s Learning Cycle, but there are important differences. Experiment is in both, but in Kolb Experience is the result of Experiment, and in the SM, Experiment follows Prediction. I think that Prediction would ideally be a part of both, and in the SM, Experience could be included in Observation.  Perhaps Kolb’s Active Experimentation is really SM’s Prediction and Kolb’s Experience is SM’s Experiment.

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_method

[*6.24, *7.26]

<>

Advertisements

Tags:

3 Responses to “The Scientific Method”

  1. The Cynefin Framework « Equivalent Exchange Says:

    […] Equivalent Exchange Philosophy, semiotics, and logic « The Scientific Method […]

  2. Knowledge and Its Limits | Equivalent eXchange Says:

    […] Also, note the similarity to The Scientific Method. […]

  3. The Four Transcendental Imperatives of Bernard Lonergan | Equivalent eXchange Says:

    […] imperatives are also somewhat similar to Kolb’s Learning Cycle and the Scientific Method. In both of those fourfolds, observation (sensation) occurs both before (but also cyclically after) […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: