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  • Jun 9, 2011, 08:47 AM
    madzz
    What the six steps of the scientific method?
    Scientific mehtod steps
  • Jun 9, 2011, 08:50 AM
    NeedKarma
    In science one does a lot of reading and researching.
  • Jun 9, 2011, 02:12 PM
    jcaron2
    http://tinyurl.com/5sngj9q
  • Sep 28, 2011, 04:20 PM
    DragonRider11
    1. Observation-- state problems, identify questions, research about issue
    2. Hypothesis-- possible explanation or answer based on prior knowledge and research, not based on experimental evidence
    3. Prediction-- specific statement concerning outcome or experiment ('if, then' format)
    4. Experiment-- groups- experimental: experience change... control: don't experience change, are compared to experimentals... variables- independent: what changes (only one per experiment)... dependent: measured part of experiment... controlled: everything is kept the same between all groups... uncontrolled: reliable--have only one independent variable and consistent results--valid: experiment topic matches hypothesis
    5. Results-- collect, organize, analyze data
    6. Conclusion-- summarize findings, application, error identification, cannot prove a hypothesis to be true, only provide supporting evidence... hypothesis can lead to a theory with enough evidence, and a theory can lead to a law after a load of experiments and no alternate explanations
  • Sep 29, 2011, 06:54 AM
    jcaron2
    Thanks DragonRider. Unfortunately your response will probably fall on deaf ears (so to speak). If the original poster was so lazy they couldn't be bothered to do a simple Google search, I doubt they'll ever come back here to check for answers. :)
  • Sep 29, 2011, 04:41 PM
    DragonRider11
    Yeah. Although, the main reason I answered it was because I had a big Bio test today... the teacher actually said that the majority flunked the test, so I figured that at least a C or B was worth a try. Good practice, eh?
  • Sep 29, 2011, 05:53 PM
    jcaron2
    Lol. Good thinking.
  • Sep 29, 2011, 07:50 PM
    catharceo
    The six steps of scientific methods are asking questions, form a hypothesis, test the hypothesis, analyze the results, draw a conclusion and communicate the results
  • Sep 29, 2011, 08:25 PM
    jcaron2
    Catharceo, please read the rules of this forum! The red disagree/unhelpful feedback button is for answers which are FACTUALLY INCORRECT ONLY, not just for answers you didn't like. Those feedback buttons impact the reputation of those who post here and can affect one's status as an expert in a particular subject. Thanks to you, my reputation score has now been decreased. And furthermore, DragonRider's reputation has as well. All DragonRider did is answer the question and post a simple reply to me. You had no reason to give negative feedback for either answer, but especially not to DragonRider.

    @Dragonrider, I gave you positive feedback to offset Catharceo's bogus negative feedback.
  • Sep 30, 2011, 01:39 AM
    Unknown008
    Unfortunately, Josh, with the new things changed on AMHD, the rules are no longer the same and members can rate an answer if they find it helpful or not, to their own discretion. For instance, I cannot say who gave you the reddie because of the new anonymous rating system.

    Along with that came other changes, many not good, so to say. Some members left the site because of this, others got banned because they didn't want to stop being blunt when they felt like they had to and a lot of other stuff.

    You can have a glimpse of the recent arguments here:
    https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/active-members/

    Sorry DragonRider11, you won't be able to go to that link because it requires that you have at least 200 posts :(
  • Sep 30, 2011, 05:15 AM
    jcaron2
    Thanks Jerry! I hadn't realized that, but I did notice that all the feedback seemed to be anonymous all of a sudden. Now I know why. :)
  • Sep 30, 2011, 02:03 PM
    DragonRider11
    Thanks 008.
    I'm completely new to this, so I try to keep up.

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