Nature of Science

by: Alan Colburn

The scientific method not only describes inaccurately how science works, but also distorts the meaning of words such as "theory" and "law." A theory, in science, is a widely applicable explanation. A law is a generalization or pattern derived directly from data. This chapter provides references to learn more about scientific methods and philosophical aspects of science.


Type Book ChapterPub Date 1/1/2003Stock # PB179X_11

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