Homework Help

When is inference used in the scientific method?

karinarg36's profile pic

Posted via web

dislike 0 like

When is inference used in the scientific method?

2 Answers | Add Yours

mssigman's profile pic

Posted (Answer #1)

dislike 1 like

You make an inference when you combine a new observation with what you already know to form a conclusion.  This is how a hypothesis is generally formed.  You observe something new, for instance, you observe that ants only leave an ant hole during the day.  You know from science class that the ants that leave the ant hole are looking for food.  You infer that food can only be found by ants during daylight.

Inference is generally the process used in forming a hypothesis and it combines something you observe with your previous knowledge.

mslushies's profile pic

Posted (Answer #2)

dislike 0 like

define genotype

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes