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Scientific Research and Communication — The Scientific Method

Developing Communication Competencies for STEM Students

What is the scientific method?

 The Scientific Method comprises four sequential phases :

  1. Analysis
  2.  Hypothesis
  3. Synthesis, and
  4. Validation 

which may be applied iteratively and recursively in every step in a task as necessary to achieve the task objective. 

diagram of the scientific method stages

The above definition and diagram are from pages 172 and 173 of the book listed below Getting It Right - R&D Methods for Science & Engineering (2nd Edition).  UConn Library has full access to the electronic version of this title through our Knovel and Elsevier subscriptions.

Books on the Scientific Method