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What is the meaning of scientific method?

See below: The principles and empirical processes of discovery and demonstration considered characteristic of or necessary for scientific investigation, generally involving the observation of phenomena, the formulation of a hypothesis concerning the phenomena, experimentation to demonstrate the truth or falseness of the hypothesis, and a conclusion that validates or modifies the hypothesis. ...Read more

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What is the order of the scientific method about?

Reproducibiliy: Scientific method is a process designed to allow the reproducible design of experiments so that others can confirm the data. It is the basis of scientific knowledge. Generally it requires a hypothesis (what do you want to find out), procedure (how to find it out), results (what did you find out) and conclusions (what does your research mean). Some also add a discussion for perspective. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how to do a scientific method of research?

Please give advice on how to do a scientific method of research?

In essence: That is broad but the essence is to test a hypothysis by making a test or experiment free of bias. It can get complicated, thus the field of statistics but you need a control vs an experimental group. There are whole classes on this question but better to look on wickepdia or a how to page on scientific research. ...Read more

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What s the success of modified ericsson method for gender selection of boy. My gun said 85 %. Is that accurate. I want scientific and stat based?

What s the success of  modified  ericsson method  for gender selection of boy.  My gun said 85 %. Is that accurate. I want scientific and  stat based?

Sorry...: The ericsson method has no scientific basis to back up its claims. No study has been able to show that it has any validity. The only way to be sure of the gender of the baby is in-vitro fertilization. ...Read more

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What is the scientific method for kids to learn?

What is the scientific method for kids to learn?

Way of thinking: The scientific method really refers to the way of thinking, of using logic, reason and deduction to either prove a theory or reason through a problem. It's not a thing to learn, but a method in which to approach learning and problem solving, to lead to new discovery. Asking a question, formulating ideas, and using logical means and testing to confirm or disprove those ideas. ...Read more

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Doctors, please tell me how to do the scientific method?

Ethics: Should be done ethically and statistically correct under leadership of experienced investigator. ...Read more

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Which scientific method is used for curing blindness?

Which scientific method is used for curing blindness?

Depends on the cause: There is a significant amount of research ongoing for macular degeneration, genetic studies on many other etiologies including retinitis pigmentosa. ...Read more

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As suspected GP found nothing on exam for tinnitus. Prefer scientific methods, but for sth like tinnitus, if patting my head helps a little, so be it.

As suspected GP found nothing on exam for tinnitus. Prefer scientific methods, but for sth like tinnitus, if patting my head helps a little, so be it.

Try an ENT specialis: I'm unsure what the apparent typo "but for sth like tinnitus", but the "patting my head helps" sounds to me like there is fluid in your ears. If it is behind the eardrum, then decongestants MIGHT help, but I'd suggest you see an Ear Nose Throat specialist. I'm not sure what the problem is, but sometimes tubes in the eardrums help similar problems and an ENT doc would be the one to do that surgery. ...Read more

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What is the scientific study of the patterns of growth in children?

What is the scientific study of the patterns of growth in children?

Epidemiology?: Your question made me think of two things - first the definition of the study of changes/diseases in a population - Epidemiology. http://www.who.int/childgrowth/publications/WHO_growth_charts.pdf But if you want an interesting read about the history of the development of the growth charts: http://www.who.int/childgrowth/publications/WHO_growth_charts.pdf ...Read more

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What is the best resource for scientific studies of diet and disease?

What is the best resource for scientific studies of diet and disease?

Try the site below: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ this us govt website is a good starting point. ...Read more

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Do with our modern scientific mainstream medicine, that people are suffering more, not less?

Do with our modern scientific mainstream medicine, that people are suffering more, not less?

Not true: Forgive my frankness. Go to an old graveyard and see how long people used to live. Read the works of charles dickens. Look at old photos of sick people. In the developed world, the old killers -- childbirth, malnutrition, epidemic infections, diarrhea, TB -- are mostly memories. Don't buy into obvious untruths. It's not worthy of you. ...Read more

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I have a huge problem with craving unhealthy food. What is the most effective scientific way to decrease my cravings?

I have a huge problem with craving unhealthy food. What is the most effective scientific way to decrease my cravings?

Support: Breaking such a habit is often very difficult. True, your cravings may be caused by some other issues, but I would first see a Dr. whom can hopefully get you steered in the right direction- nutritionist or even discussing your problem with a psychologist. ...Read more

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What is the scientific name of opium?

What is the scientific name of opium?

lachryma papaveris: Opium is derived from the flower pods of the poppy seed plant (papaver somniferum). Opium (lachryma papaveris) is the dried latex or sap that is extracted from tearing of the pods. Opium contains chemicals know by their own scientific name: morphine [(5?, 6?)-7, 8-didehydro- 4, 5-epoxy- 17- methylmorphinan- 3, 6-diol)], codeine, & other alkaloids such as thebaine and oripavine. ...Read more

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What is the scientific name for ebola?

What is the scientific name for ebola?

Several: Ebola virus (EBOV, formerly designated Zaire ebolavirus) is one of five known viruses within the genus Ebolavirus. But I think the information of most use to you is at this site: http://goo.gl/Nkswrt ...Read more

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What is the scientific term for porphyria?

What is the scientific term for porphyria?

Porphyria: There are nine subtypes, each different, due to deficiency of a particular enzyme. ...Read more

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What the scientific name of cyclosporiasis?

What the scientific name of cyclosporiasis?

Cyclospora infection: You can read all about this disease on the CDC website. https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/cyclosporiasis/index.html. This is a parasitic infection caused by Cyclospora cayetanensis. It causes diarrhea and stomach type symptoms. Unfortunately it can last for some time (weeks or more), so good to get evaluated by an Infectious Diseases doctor for the best treatment. ...Read more

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What scientific evidence do we have against animal fats?

What scientific evidence do we have against animal fats?

Excellent question!: Back to you. What scientific evidence do we have for animal fats?. I wish I could give you a definitive answer for and against. Recent studies have debunked the notion that all animal fats are bad for you. The association between consumption of red meat and CV disease is not clear cut.Other studies are linking consumption of animal fats to cancers.My clinical opinion follow Mediterranean diet. ...Read more

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What is the scientific purpose for the lines in our palms?

What is the scientific purpose for the lines in our palms?

I don't : think there is a known purpose for the lines in our palms ...Read more

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What is the current scientific thought about episiotomies?

What is the current scientific thought about episiotomies?

Often useful: Though not always. There are anti-episiotomy militants online; I've looked at their stuff and it's emotional and inflammatory rather than scientific. When you hear a routine medical procedure that often prevents a woman being lacerated from her vagina to her anus described by activists as "violence" by wicked physicians, you know this is a personal agenda rather than real science. ...Read more