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What are the basic steps of the scientific method?

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Basic steps of Scientific method

1> Ask question

2> Do background research

3> Construct a hypothesis

4> Test your hypothesis by doing a experiment

5> Analyze your data and draw a conclusion

6> communicate your research.

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The most basic steps of the scientific method are:

1. Question/Research - Identify a problem, pose a question about it, then find out what other people already know about your problem.

2.  Hypothesis - Identify your independent, dependent and controlled variables.  Write a testable hypothesis that makes a prediction about the changes you will make to the independent variable and what change will happen to the dependent variable.

3.  Experiment - List all of the materials you...

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Scientific method is a process of investigation which help in observing different phenomena. Some say there are three steps in a scientific method, some consider them to be four and some 5, but all incorporate the same principles. These steps are included in a scientific method:

1. Observation

The first step is observation, in which the object in question is observed and the facts about it are listed.

2. Question

In this step questions about the object are listed down. One can start with what, when, where, who, which.

3. Hypothesis

Over here different possible answers are written down for the questions asked above, and a hypothesis is formed.

4. Experiment

Then the hypothesis is tested by conducting an experiment.

5. Accept Hypothesis/Reject Hypothesis

After the experiment is conducted the hypothesis is either accepted or rejected. If rejected the steps are again repeated from number 3.

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research, hypothesis, experiment, analysis, conclusion, data

harvey155 | Student
  • Ask a question
  • Do a background research
  • Construct hypothesis
  • Test with an experiment
  • Analyze results
  • Draw conclusion or hypothesis if it's true or not/partially true
  • Report results
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Research, Hypothesis, experiment, conclusion, data

revolution | Student
  1. formulation of question or hypothesis
  2. Plan an investigation to test it:

a) test the variables to ensure fair test

b) decide on measurements and observations to be made

c) decide on the steps of the procedure

3)  carry out investigation and make careful                         observations  and measurements

4)     Ask yourself a question. Do the results of the experiment support the hypothesis. If it does, accept it. If not, suggest a new one and redo the whole experiment again.

5) Finally, get ready your conclusion about the whole experiment.


r0sered17 | Student

The headings for each step would be as follows: