Applying the Scientific Method to Learn from Mistakes and Approach Truth (Hardcover)


In its simplest form, the scientific method can be thought of as learning from our mistakes and trying to correct them. True scientists try to think rationally, never adopt dogmatic opinions and are always willing to listen to opposing views. They never claim to know the absolute truth but are relentless in their search for it. In this timely book, the author describes the fundamentals of critical scientific thinking. The book further examines the correct use of the scientific method and how to apply it to current events and scientific topics to obtain honest assessments. Current controversies discussed include climate change and COVID-related lockdowns. Additional Features include: Demonstrates the use of the scientific method to assist with objective analysis of issues. Addresses that induction plays a role but the true method for advancing knowledge is hypothesis-deduction. Explores current hot topics within the framework of the scientific method. Outlines common misunderstandings of the scientific method. Applying the Scientific Method to Learn from Mistakes and Approach Truth is approachable enough for the general public and recommended for university and advanced high school science educators and their students.

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In its simplest form, the scientific method can be thought of as learning from our mistakes and trying to correct them. True scientists try to think rationally, never adopt dogmatic opinions and are always willing to listen to opposing views. They never claim to know the absolute truth but are relentless in their search for it. In this timely book, the author describes the fundamentals of critical scientific thinking. The book further examines the correct use of the scientific method and how to apply it to current events and scientific topics to obtain honest assessments. Current controversies discussed include climate change and COVID-related lockdowns. Additional Features include: Demonstrates the use of the scientific method to assist with objective analysis of issues. Addresses that induction plays a role but the true method for advancing knowledge is hypothesis-deduction. Explores current hot topics within the framework of the scientific method. Outlines common misunderstandings of the scientific method. Applying the Scientific Method to Learn from Mistakes and Approach Truth is approachable enough for the general public and recommended for university and advanced high school science educators and their students.

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Product Details

General

Imprint

Taylor & Francis

Country of origin

United Kingdom

Release date

2022

Availability

Expected to ship within 9 - 15 working days

First published

2022

Authors

Dimensions

234 x 156 x 14mm (L x W x T)

Format

Hardcover

Pages

124

ISBN-13

978-1-03-218336-7

Barcode

9781032183367

Categories

LSN

1-03-218336-5



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