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Science Sampler: The scientific method -- Is it still useful?

by: Scott B. Watson and Linda James

Many scientists and science educators contend that a structured scientific method does not exist, while others might argue that the scientific method is too simplistic in its approach to scientific inquiry. This article addresses the dilemmas surrounding the scientific method, and provides suggestions that will enable you to “meld the method with process skills.”


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2004Stock # ss04_028_03_37Volume 028Issue 03

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