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Scientific Method Vs Observational Question

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Humans are inquisitive about anything. The scientific method is not too far from solving casual problems in that we often observe some interesting, maybe minor phenomena that will be open for us to question. Scientists indeed begin their method this way, but after coming to the observational question is their method different from ours. Hypotheses are considered “educated guesses” or “working answers” to a scientist’s question. While regular people do try to come up with their best assumptions to their problems, they normally do not go as far as a scientist who will frequently check the validity of their hypothesis through detailed experiments and observation.

An hypothesis is treated as a minor, speculative answer to a scientist’s observational question, while a theory is a grander, well-supported explanation of a particular aspect of the natural world. Hypotheses alone would still need further verification from experiments and observation, while theories may gather several valid hypotheses to build up on its explanation. Both can be tested and verified by many other scientists, but theories are generally more
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The most common problem comes from the false readings of equipment. While scientists should never intentionally create false data or results from their experiments, there are times when the equipment used or the experiment’s setup, without their knowledge, is not giving accurate results. A thermometer scenario presents different cases of a false reading’s source. One case is the thermometer touching the heated container instead of its contents, while another case may come from not standardizing the thermometers to more precise ones. Both cases will over/under exaggerate the results, and other scientists may be quick to notice when they conduct the same experiment and compare results. Thankfully these can be
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