By Stephen S. Carey
This concise but complete advisor offers an advent to the clinical approach to inquiry. you won't purely find out about the correct behavior of technology but in addition find out how to realize and query components comparable to pseudoscience, untestable causes and fallacies. Compact sufficient for use as a supplementary e-book, but accomplished adequate in its assurance for use as a middle ebook, this booklet assists clients in utilizing the clinical technique to layout and determine experiments.
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Green slime oozed from the walls. ” A large door was mysteriously ripped off its hinges. Hundreds of flies appeared, seemingly from nowhere. After only twenty-eight days, the Lutzes left their new home for good. In March 1984, reporters were invited to the home of John and Joan Resch to witness the evidence of a poltergeist, a noisy and rambunctious spirit. The reporters found broken glass, dented and overturned furniture, smashed picture frames, and a household in general disarray. The focus of all this activity seemed to be the Resches’ 14-year-old adopted child, Tina.
Given these correlations, it is likely we will also find a correlation between income and the use of reading glasses! Now, none of these correlations seems to be a coincidence. There seems to be a clear link between age and the need for reading glasses. But the link in the other two cases is much more tenuous. Advancing age does not cause one’s income level to rise, nor does income have any bearing on the need for reading glasses. The link in these two cases is undoubtedly explained by some other factor or series of factors.
But consider one additional piece of information. The rash of reports of damaged windshields began only after the initial newspaper letter reporting this phenomenon. In light of this new fact, a much simpler explanation comes to mind, one that robs the whole affair of its air of mystery. As it turns out, the effect of the initial letter to the editor was to encourage people to look at their windshields, not through them. People were actually looking at their windshields closely for the first time and noticing marks and scratches that had accumulated over the years.
A Beginner's Guide to Scientific Method , 4th Edition by Stephen S. Carey