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Thoughts on the “scientific method”: part 1 – ignorance through inconsistency

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  • Michael R. Powers

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Purpose – In this two-part series, the editorial aims to consider the role of the “scientific method” in human understanding, questioning both its consistency in actual practice and its reasonableness as a philosophy of action. Design/methodology/approach – In Part 1, the editorial provides a generic description of the “scientific method” and identifies a number of inconsistencies in the way it is applied. Findings – In Part 1, it is argued that inconsistencies in applying the “scientific method” may lead researchers to ignore important phenomena. Originality/value – The two-part series challenges certain aspects of the “scientific method” as employed in the practice of modern science.

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Article provided by Emerald Group Publishing in its journal Journal of Risk Finance.

Volume (Year): 8 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
Pages: 209-213

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Handle: RePEc:eme:jrfpps:v:8:y:2007:i:3:p:209-213

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Keywords: Cognition; Reasoning; Statistical analysis; Thinking styles;

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