Scientific Method – definition

Scott Smith —  November 10, 2011

The scientific method is a process of examining the world in an effort to acquire knowledge. It is based upon empirical (observable) and measurable evidence.

The typical procedure involved in practicing the scientific method is comprised of four steps:

  1. Make observations and gather evidence
  2. Develop a hypothesis you wish to test
  3. Make a prediction about your expected outcome
  4. Perform tests to prove or disprove your hypothesis

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Scott Smith is a lifelong Christian and an active member of his church. He enjoys blogging and teaching on Christian theology and defense as well as engaging skeptics in debate regarding Christian truth claims. Scott is a co-founder of Etcetera as well as TC Apologetics, and in his spare time he runs his own 3D design company.