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Working the model involves answering a set of questions: What do we know about a phenomenon? How can science explain it? Can we critically evaluate the evidence? Why is this relevant? You will see this model applied to concepts in each chapter of this text. This includes gathering knowledge, explaining phenomena in scientific terms, engaging in critical thinking, and knowing how to apply and use your knowledge. ANALYZE . . ● The use of the term scientific theory. Thus it is important to analyze the scientific meaning of the term and contrast it with the alternatives.
2003). Sometimes simple experiments can have widespread implications; that’s something to remember. TayaCho/iStockphoto Now that you have read this feature, we hope you understand how scientific information fits into the four components of the model. But there is still much to learn about working the model: In the next section, we will describe critical thinking skills and how to use them. CRITICAL THINKING, CURIOSITY, AND A DOSE OF HEALTHY SKEPTICISM People are confronted with more information on a daily basis than at any other point in our history.
Each of these hypotheses can be confirmed or rejected through scientific testing. An obvious difference between science and astrology is that scientists are eager to test hypotheses such as these, whereas astrologists would rather you just take their word for it. We do acknowledge that astrology is a very easy target for criticism. In fact, it is often referred to as pseudoscience, an idea that is presented as science but does not actually utilize basic principles of scientific thinking or procedure.
An Introduction to Psychological Science [Canadian Edition] by Mark Krause; Stephen Smith; Daniel Corts; Dan Dolderman