The Scientific Method: The Process of Conducting Scientific Inquiry


General Theory
state
1

Question General Theory and
Its Underlying Assumptions

General Theory
staten

Develop Research Design (a strategy to investigate the topic including methodology)

Information Inputs (usually archival data)

Explanation

Formulate Research Hypotheses

Test Hypotheses by Specific Observation

Reject Hypotheses

Modify Hypotheses

Retain Hypotheses

Findings

Data Collection
and
Analysis


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