Does any anybody know what the Scientific Process is? NOT scientific method, please. I don't understand and can't find any good resources that will help me better understand "Scientic Process." I...

Does any anybody know what the Scientific Process is? NOT scientific method, please.

I don't understand and can't find any good resources that will help me better understand "Scientic Process." I was asked to write down what it provides, but I have no idea about it. We are suppose to think outside the box, so it is similar to the scientific method?

All the results I got from researching about this topic aren't what I wanted. Please, any ideas would be great!

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The scientific process is a term that relates to the methodology scientists use to study questions. Unlike the scientific method, the scientific process is non-linear, meaning that there is no easy step-by-step process.

The scientific process revolves around a few interconnected ideas.

1)    Testing Ideas

2)    Exploration and discovery

3)    Community analysis and feedback

4)    Weighing benefits and outcomes

As you can see, there is no real linear movement between these ideas, in fact real scientists jump between these ideas all the time. You can imagine a scenario in which someone will start by Exploring a topic, testing the idea, weighing the benefits and outocmes, testing the idea again, getting feedback from the community, and testing that idea again. What makes science difficult is the non-linearity of it all. In other words, the scientific process in the higher-order thinking that is needed to conduct experiments. 

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