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the use of controlled observations and measurements to test hypotheses

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The most common objection to such proofs is that the research or experimental methods and controls used were not strict enough, so that hidden or unintentional cues could have enabled the subjects to give correct answers.
io is to provide scientists the ability to easily share experimental methods, including any improvements made to them.
The experimental method shows that the optimal solution is the new constructive version of planetary gears with floating solar gear.
It challenges the contributions to knowledge of a discipline based on the experimental method, the highest of the high.
Roger Bacon, who is credited with the introduction of experimental method, acquired his scientific training in the Muslim universities of Spain.
The experimental method, called boron neutron capture therapy, involves injecting boron atoms into the diseased organ and using a neutron beam to split them into destructive high-energy particles.
By the later 1800s, the experimental method had won the day, a victory that did not end contention among experts, however, but shifted conflicts about the biological consequences of pollution onto empirical and statistical grounds.
For all of Truman Collins' vision in fiscal and personnel management, the heart of his dream was an experimental method of selecting trees for harvest.
Miner's Vico, a far cry from Mark Lilla's antimodern thinker, disliked the French geometrical method, while showing a marked preference for Galileo's and Bacon's experimental method, viewed as an application of topical reasoning.
Writing in The Nation two years ago, Barbara Ehrenreich and Janet McIntosh recounted an incident at an interdisciplinary conference on the emotions in which University of Michigan psychologist Phoebe Ellsworth ventured some favorable comments about the experimental method.
More importantly, the experimental method, as a coincidence experiment, only counts events in which a proton is detected within a finite time window following the detection of an electron.
There are certainly some lucid moments in Altegoer's core thesis that the bonds forged in the sixteenth century between "philosophy and rhetoric contributed to the development of an experimental method constituted by practical, technical ways of knowing" (52).
For example, the researchers stated in their paper that they assigned volunteers to THA or placebo groups in a random and double-blind manner -- a standard experimental method that helps eliminate bias by keeping volunteers and researchers unaware of which participants receive treatment or placebo.
The art of experimentation is often learnt by doing, so an intuitive understanding of the experimental method usually evolves gradually through years of trial and error.
An alternative "backward elimination" experimental method is explained.
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