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LESSON 1. Collecting Data**
**SCIENTIFIC METHOD**
Scientific, mathematical,
or engineering discoveries don't just "happen." After researching an area, a
problem may develop. Researchers obtain new or refined information by
incorporating previous knowledge. The **scientific method** is actually a
series of techniques used to solve a defined problem. The technique includes
observation, collecting data, and interpreting data using mathematically
measurable experiments, Overall the method used has
to be based on **logic** or principles of reasoning. Many **researchers**
work in teams so they can **brainstorm** and develop **experiments** to
collect data that is then analyzed.
Different sciences have
different approaches in creating **solutions**. Sometimes the hardest
task for researches is to state the **problem** and then designing an
experiment. All experiments need to include **mathematic principles** in
order to find a valid solution. Different sciences require different levels
of mathematical skills. Physics requires the highest mathematics skills.
Physics is the **quantification** of the physical world, so physicists
develop many mathematical **models**. Biology and geology are more **
qualitative** sciences where mathematical skills used are more **
statistical** and measuring properties for comparison. |