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Honors 308 Fake News: Fake Science Resources: The scientific method

The scientific method (simplified)


(Source: Molnar, C. & Gair, J. 2013. Concepts of Biology. Rice University: OpenStax College.

The scientific method of research

Scientists are truth seekers, who seek to expand our understanding of the world through scientific inquiry.  They make use of the scientific method - presented in its most basic format to the left, and in a more complex flowchart below.  Science relies on creative thinking, careful reasoning, scrupulously following methods, honest reporting, and peer review.

Source: Understanding Science, UC Berkeley, 


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