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171 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 10th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

I will execute the scientific method on:
– the positive effects of using index cards

Practical Application of the Scientific Method

“A Short Model – SM-4

Need for a Short Simple Scientific Method Model – Important Feature in Learning the Scientific Method

Complex decisions should normally be put through all the steps or stages of the scientific method. However, a shorter formula is needed for:

An easily remembered formula you can use at any time. Decisions not complex enough or important enough to spend the time and effort going through the 11 stages of SM-14. The problem or decision you are working on is important but urgency is so great there is no time to go through the 11 stages of SM-14. You are in a place or situation in which research facilities are not available.”

“Teaching the Scientific Method

Many of the progressive authors of books on the scientific method offer formulas that range from three steps or stages to eight or more. The trouble is that for widespread teaching of scientific method we need a short formula suitable as a standard. It should also be an abbreviated version of a complex formula such as SM-14.

Good Short Model – Four Steps or Stages

Here is one that I recommend. Commit it to memory and use it often.”

Commit the four steps or stages to memory and use if often.

“SM-4
4-Step Short Model
of the Scientific Method Brief Description Step or
Stage offer SM-14
Problem (Define carefully) #2
Alternatives (Search and generate) #5
Evaluate (Based on evidence select best) #6
Challenge (Check to be sure it is best) #8
Importance of the Scientific Method Full Model – SM-14

Your ability to be successful in using the abbreviated model depends on knowing how to use the full model. So study the SM-14 model for the scientific method.

Coming up next is two pages of detail about each step or stage and about each supporting ingredient.”

Study the scientific method.

On to doing kaizen. p. 48 of ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 10)
– w/ my app? Ability to become financially independent.

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 9)
– Stack Overflow.

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 8)
What is special about my talent of developing software?
– I get to streamline my activities.

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 7)
– Software development.

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 6)
– I wrote down notes on 3 * 5 index cards. Today is the 1st day of writing down on 3 * 5 index cards.

p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 5)
– Write down on 3 * 5 index cards all your notes and thoughts.

“If you are trying to reach a specific goal, ask yourself every day: What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?” (Day 4)
What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?

“What is one small step I could take to improve my health (or relationships, or career, or any other area)?” (Day 3)
What is one small step I could take to improve my career?
– Write down notes on 3 * 5 index cards.

“Is there a person at work or in my personal life whose voice and input I haven’t heard in a long time? What small question could I ask this person?” (Day 2)

“What’s one good thing about this person?” (Day 1)

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172 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 9th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

I will execute the scientific method on:
– learning graphic design, then UX design.

Basic Steps of the Scientific Method

“After years of analyzing them I selected eleven steps and three supporting ingredients as the best model formula (SM-14) suitable as a standard for teaching the scientific method and for using the scientific method.”

Remember that by “steps” Edmund also means “stages”.

“The SM-14 Model Formula for the Scientific Method

Below are the steps or stages and supporting ingredients of the SM-14 formula for the scientific method. Coming up are two-page descriptions of each one.

Parts of the Scientific Method

As shown below, it has been broken down into its major parts.

Guide to Steps or Stages of Mental Activity

PART 1 – Observation through Hypothesis
1. Curious Observation
2. Is There a Problem?
3. Goals and Planning
4. Search, Explore, & Gather the Evidence
5. Generate Creative & Logical Alternatives
6. Evaluate the Evidence
7. Make the Educated Guess

Part II – Challenge through Suspend Judgment
8. Challenge the Hypothesis
9. Reach a Conclusion
10. Suspend Judgment

Part III – Implementation or Peer Review
11. Take Action

Supporting Ingredients

Part IV – Action or Applied Ingredients
12. Creative, Non-logical, Logical & Technical Methods
13. Procedural Principles & Theories
14. Attributes & Thinking Skills”

So the 1st part of using the scientific method starts with observation and ends with hypothesis.

The 2nd part starts with challenging the hypothesis and ends with suspending judgment.

The 3rd part is taking action.

The 4th part are supporting ingredients.

“The steps or stages 1 to 11 are guides to mental activities, usually accompanied by physical activities, and are subject neutral.”

“Scientific Method Activities

The supporting ingredients are action and applied methods or scientific method activities that will actually solve problems. They are applied at every step or stage.”

Apply steps 12 – 14 in each step from 1 – 11.

“Including the supporting ingredients makes the SM-14 model formula reflect the complete system of science and the system of the complete method of problem solving and decision making. Including them in the model formula greatly facilitates the learning and teaching of the scientific method.”

“In using the steps or stages there will be skipping ahead, backtracking, stalling, looping ahead or back, combining two or more ingredients, use of various combinations.”

You don’t have to proceed linearly from steps 1 – 11.

“Scientific Method of Research

The research process is not just a collection of miscellaneous “scientific methods.” Scientists and other researchers do not proceed in a haphazard fashion. Centuries of trial and error, research, discussions and debates have led to a realization of the general pattern of the scientific method – the SM-14 model formula reflects this pattern and therefore is also the scientific method of research.”

Do not proceed in a haphazard fashion.

“Simple Scientific Method – Short Keyword Terminology

For ease of remembering, teaching, and test purposes, here is short keyword terminology for the steps or stages and supporting ingredients of the scientific method (SM-14).

1. Curiosity
2. Problem
3. Planning
4. Search
5. Alternatives
6. Evaluate
7. Hypothesis
8. Challenge
9. Conclusion
10. Suspend
11. Action

Supporting Ingredients
12. Methods
13. Principles
14. Thinking”

“Two-word Abbreviations

1. Curious Observation
2. The Problem
3. Goals – Planning
4. Search – Explore
5. Generate Alternatives
6. Evaluate Evidence
7. Guess – Hypothesis
8. Challenge Hypothesis
9. Reach Conclusion
10. Suspend Judgment
11. Take Action
Supporting Ingredients

12. Action Methods
13. Procedural Principles
14. Attributes – Thinking”

On to doing kaizen. p. 48 of ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 9)
– w/ my software engineering?

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 8)
– Quora

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 7)
What is special about my talent of blogging?
– I get to gather my thoughts.

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 6)
– Writing.

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 5)
– I blogged.

p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 4)

“If you are trying to reach a specific goal, ask yourself every day: What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?” (Day 3)
What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?

“What is one small step I could take to improve my health (or relationships, or career, or any other area)?” (Day 2)
What is one small step I could take to improve my career?
– Mindmap through mindmanager and TheBrain my application of the scientific method on selecting a career.

“Is there a person at work or in my personal life whose voice and input I haven’t heard in a long time? What small question could I ask this person?” (Day 1)

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173 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 8th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

The Scientific Method Is a General Method

“The Scientific Method Is a General Method for all Fields”

“Numerous methods have been offered by authors under other names that are rally just variations of the scientific method. See my Research Report #4, Other Names for the Scientific Method. Many authors have called attention to it being a general method. Still, most people do not realize that it is the universal method of originating reliable knowledge in all fields.”

I am one of the most people who do not realize that the scientific method is the universal method of originating reliable knowledge in all fields.

Test this. Whether the the scientific method is the universal method of originating reliable knowledge in all fields? Apply it in all the fields you’re getting into.

“Way back in 1905, in his lecture, “Scientific Method as Applied to History,” published in Lectures on the Method of Science (1906), the Very Reverend T.B. Strong stated:

All science, we may say, consists in strengthening, solidifying, and rendering conscious and coherent the ordinary processes of knowledge. The scientific man makes no claim to an absolutely separate method of acquiring information, as if he had some exceptional gift of inspiration.”

Make no claim to an absolutely separate method of acquiring information, as if you had some exceptional gift of inspiration.

“Other quotations showing that the scientific method is a general method can be found in my Research Report #9.”

“Why the Scientific Method?

The Scientific Method Is a Problem Solving and Decision Making Process for all Fields

The importance of the scientific method is based on it being a general problem solving and decision making process or method.

In Scientific Discovery (1987) Nobel Laureate Herbert A. Simon states:

We have carried these examples far enough to demonstrate that the generation of research problems is a problem-solving process that can be formalized and approached in the same way as other problem-solving processes.”

I think I have this book of Herb Simon’s ‘Scientific Discovery’.

I have to organize myself better in order to prevent myself from buying the same thing twice when I already have it.

I will execute the scientific method:
– how to organize myself

“More quotations on this subject can be found in my Research Report #9.”

“Learning the Scientific Method – Summary

You should learn the scientific method because:

It is a general method for all fields It is a problem solving and decision making method that will greatly aid your success and happiness all your life.”

I will learn the scientific method because it is a general method for all fields.

I will learn the scientific method because it is a problem solving and decision making method that will greatly aid my success and happiness all my life.

Whether the scientific method will greatly aid my success and happiness all my life?

“Applying the Scientific Method – History of the Scientific Method

Lecture by W. McDougall, in Strong’s Lectures on the Method of Science (1906):

Shortly after Bacon and his followers, the founders of the Royal Society, had established physical science on an empirical basis, by applying the scientific method of observation, induction, deduction and verification, John Locke, one of the brightest ornaments of this University, being imbued with the same scientific spirit, introduced this same empirical method into the study of that other great realm, the psychical world, and so carved out from the body of speculative opinion the science of mind or empirical psychology. Then for nearly two hundred years these two great orders of existence, the physical and the psychical, continued to be studied by the scientific method . . .”

Model the founders of the Royal Society by establishing the science, knowledge through causes, you are establishing on an empirical basis, by applying the scientific method of observation, induction, deduction and verification.

Model John Locke by introducing this same empirical (scientific) method into the study of that other great realm, the psychical world.

On to doing kaizen. p. 48 of ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 8)
– w/ my software engineering?

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 7)
– Authors of books on start-ups.

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 6)
What is special about my talent of SEO?
– I can rank a website to 1st page and 1st position on google.

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 5)
– Doing SEO and ranking any site/page to 1st position, etc.

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 4)
– I stood by my convictions

p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 3)

“If you are trying to reach a specific goal, ask yourself every day: What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?” (Day 2)
What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?

“What is one small step I could take to improve my health (or relationships, or career, or any other area)?” (Day 1)
What is one small step I could take to improve my career?
– Draft notes on applying the scientific method on your career.

 

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174 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 7th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

The Value of Method

“The Scientific Method Power Point

The scientific method serves the important function of guiding our thinking. “Method consists of a set of operations by which the machinery of thoughts set going and kept at work on any subject.” (John Dewey in How We Think,1933). The word “method” has been used for a long time, while the term “scientific method” didn’t come into use until the 19th century when the word scientist originated. Many other words have been used in a similar manner as “method” such as:

technique
process
system
formula
routine phase
model
guide
mode
approach
framework
heuristic
procedure
path strategy”

I wonder if you can apply “method” to artistic creativity. Artistic method? Creative method?

“The Power of Method – in Problem Solving and Research

In The Concept of Method, (1985) Justus Buchler refers to the common expression “the power of a method.” Every day you constantly use methods; this lesson will help you better use the power of a method to improve your problem solving and research ability.”

Whether this lesson will help you better use the power of a method to improve your problem solving and research ability?

“Without method, we are left with chance. Chance is the opposite of method, and we would have a very disorganized world without methods and techniques. But what is method?”

Perhaps the reason why I have a very disorganized world is because I don’t have methods and techniques.

“I did a search of the literature on the value of method. This is what various authors emphasize who helped in the development of the scientific method.

The Advantages of Method:

organizes our thoughts
clarifies our thoughts
ends aimless wandering
helps ideas gather shape
routes to new knowledge
increases self-confidence
encourages conceptual thinking
aids specific transfer of learning
doesn’t have to be reinvented
avoids relying only on intuition
doesn’t have to be learned by osmosis
gives direction on future problems
trains for change and innovation
keeps us pointed in the right direction”

Whether method organizes your thoughts?

Whether method clarifies your thoughts?

Whether method ends aimless wandering?

Whether method helps ideas gather shape?

Whether method routes to new knowledge?

Whether method increases self-confidence?

Whether method encourages conceptual thinking?

Whether method aids specific transfer of learning?

Whether method doesn’t have to be reinvented?

Whether method avoids relying only on intuition?

Whether method doesn’t have to be learned by osmosis?

Whether method gives direction on future problems?

– I wonder how method gives direction on my future problems.

Whether method trains for change and innovation?

Whether method keeps us pointed in the right direction?

“The Opposite of Method Is Chance

Haphazard guesses
Wrong analysis
Wasted time
No solutions
Confusion
Wasted energy
Quick fixes
Wandering aimlessly
Misdirection
Mistakes and errors”

On to doing kaizen. p. 48 of ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 7)
– w/ my software engineering? .

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 6)
– Software engineering instructors.

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 5)
What is special about my talent of full stack web development?
– I started something which I didn’t know I could do. I opened a new world.

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 4)
– Founding start-ups.

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 3)
– I concentrated @ work.

p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 2)
– Just write the report based on the effects/consequences of utilizing the scientific method.

“If you are trying to reach a specific goal, ask yourself every day: What is one small step I could take toward reaching my goal?”

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175 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 6th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

Scientific Method Is the Best of All Knowledge Methods

“After all the efforts to find a way to obtain reliable knowledge, scientific method or the scientific method has been found superior to all other methods.”

What is reliable knowledge?

What are the other methods?

“In An Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method (1934), Cohen and Nagel say, under the heading The Method of Science or Reflective Inquiry:

The other methods discussed are all inflexible, that is, none of them can admit that it will lead us into error. Hence none of them can make provision for correcting its own results. What is called scientific method differs radically from these by encouraging and developing the utmost possible doubt, so that what is left after such doubt is always supported by the best available evidence. As new evidence of new doubts arise it is the essence of scientific method to incorporate them – to make them an integral part of the body of knowledge so far attained. Its method, then, makes science progressive because it is never too certain about its results.”

Get the book ‘In An Introduction to Logic and Scientific Method‘.

Encourage and develop the utmost possible doubt, so that what is left after such doubt is always supported by the best available evidence.

Incorporate new evidence of new doubts as they arise – make them an integral part of the body of knowledge so far attained.

On to doing kaizen. p. 48 of ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 6)
– w/ my digital marketing consulting service? Targeted traffic.

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 5)
– NE team.

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 4)
What is special about my talent of digital marketing?
– I get to see results online.

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 3)
– Full stack web development.

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 2)
– That I worked hard.

p. 62

“If I were guaranteed not to fail, what would I be doing differently?” (Day 1)

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176 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 5th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

I will execute the scientific method on:
– how to do digital marketing
– how to do SEO
– how to rank any website or webpage and maintain that ranking

Scientific Method History

“Aristotle Scientific Method

Aristotle (384–322 BCE) was one of history’s noted original thinkers, first for devising methods for trying to arrive at reliable knowledge based on observation.”

What is reliable knowledge?

“Bacon Scientific Method – Who Came up with the Scientific Method?

Roger Bacon (1214–1294), drawing on the writings of Muslim scientists, described a repeating cycle of observation, hypothesis, experimentation, and verification.”

Who are these Muslim scientists?

So it’s observation –> hypothesis –> experimentation –> verification.

Aristotle and Roger Bacon start off with observation.

“Galileo Scientific Method – Father of the Scientific Method

In our modern culture, Galileo (1564–1642) is generally credited with being the father of the scientific method. The Encyclopedia Britannica (1970) says:

“Even while Bacon was philosophizing, the true method was being practiced by Galileo, who, with a combination of observation, hypothesis, mathematical deduction and confirmatory experiment founded the science of dynamics.”

So Roger Bacon philosophized the scientific method whereas Galileo practiced it.

“Francis Bacon Scientific Method

Bacon is famous for explaining his method in Novum Organum, published in 1622. He is very widely mentioned in the literature for his contribution to the scientific method.”

Novum Organum means the New Logic and refers to Aristotle’s Logical works.

“Descartes Scientific Method

Descartes’ 1637 treatise Discourse on Method is well-known and was also a contribution to the development of the scientific method.”

“Name

Originally the scientific method was called the experimental method and the method of science. When the word scientific was devised in the 19th century, the most widespread term applied to the method became the scientific method or scientific method.”

So that’s what they mean by ‘experimental method’?

“Development of the Scientific Method

Following the above developers of the scientific method, many philosophers, scientists, psychologists, and others have contributed to the development of a theory of the scientific method as we know it today. Some of these are:

Karl Gauss
David Hume
John Locke
Ernst Mach
John Dewey
Humphry Davy
Isaac Newton
Robert Boyle
Abraham Wolf
Morris Cohen
Karl Pearson
William James
Gregor Mendel
John Herschel
Immanuel Kant
William Wells
Charles Darwin
Claude Bernard
William Jevons
Charles Pierce
William Jevons
William Harvey
Michael Faraday
William Whewell
Johannes Kepler
Albert Einstein
Henry Armstrong
John Stuart Mill
Joseph Priestley
Bertrand Russell
Benjamin Franklin
Antoine Lavoisier
Joseph Gay-Lussac
Ernest Rutherford
James Clerk Maxwell
Albert North Whitehead”

Research how the above developers contributed to the development of a theory of the scientific method.

“Modern Development of the Scientific Method of Historical Importance”

“For several centuries, authors have offered thousands of model formulas for the scientific method. Many are good, but they usually have been condensed. Through a quirk of fate, no one had ever studied most of them. I started to do this in 1989, and it wasn’t until 1997 that I finally arrived at what is the new scientific method model formula (SM-14).”

So is the scientific method the same process for creativity?

“Nothing in it is new or original. It is simply the best model assembled from the basic features of the scientific method mentioned in the literature by our academic communities over the centuries. My research was complete enough that it is suitable for a standard for teaching purposes. It is not copyrighted or trademarked and may be freely used.

SM-14 stands for scientific method with 11 steps or stages and 3 ingredients. It is the complete method of problem solving and decision making. This is the best formula for the scientific method ever presented.

Whether the scientific method is the same process for an artistic, creative method?

On to doing kaizen. p. 48 of ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 5)
– w/ my app? Increase of productivity.

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 4)
– The software engineering instructors.

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 3)
– What is special about my talent of Ruby on Rails development?

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 2)
– Software Engineering.

p. 56

“What is one thing I like about myself today?” (Day 1)
– that I’m writing about this on my daybook and blog and.

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177 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 4th day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

I will execute the scientific method on:
– what design is and how to learn it
– what graphic design is and how to learn it
– what ux design is and how to learn it and utilize it in software engineering/development

Steps of the Scientific Method

An Explanation

“Guidance About Questions Concerning a Specific Number of Steps

Please see my Research Report #3, Scientific Method Steps – Questions About Specific Numbers of Steps. Also see Research Report #11, Steps of the Scientific Method – Model Formulas from the Literature. In this report are steps for formulas containing 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 steps of the scientific method..”

“Actual use of the scientific method requires and allows skipping ahead, backtracking, stalling, looping ahead or back, combining two or more ingredients, use of various combinations…”

When using the scientific method, I’ll skip ahead, backtrack, stall, loop ahead or back, combine two or more ingredients.

When Edmund says “use of various combinations”, does he mean the ingredients from stages 11-14 or the steps 1-10?

On to doing kaizen. p. 48 of ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 4)
– w/ my design… software

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 3)
– google how to learn design for software

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 2)
– I have a talent for generalizing/synthesizing… I can see the whole picture of things/reality and what holds them together or what causes them

“What type of work would excite and fulfill me?” (Day 1)
– Digital marketing

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178 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 3rd day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

I will execute the scientific method on:

– how to learn and accelerate learning

What Is the Scientific Method?”

“Scientific Method Definition

Science and the Scientific Method

Today the term science has come to have three major meanings (Source: See my Research Report #1, “What Is Science?”): ”

“1. The domains of activities termed “sciences” – the term “science” is used to identify the various sciences, or domains of activity. First to be recognized were the natural sciences, such as physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and biology. The human and social sciences have also been termed sciences. Some of these are psychology, economics, education, geography, and sociology. But my research raises the question whether they have yet reached the status of sciences based on a strict interpretation of the word science. Their professional societies have not yet recognized and required use of the scientific method.”

So the professional societies of some of the human and social sciences such as psychology, economics, education, geography, and sociology have not yet recognized and required use of the scientific method? So how are they sciences, then?

“2. Science has long been noted as representing bodies of knowledge accumulated in various domains.”

Does this include philosophy since it is also a body of knowledge?

“3. “Science is its method.” “Science is fundamentally method.” “Science is a process.” “Science is a method of thought.” These and similar statements are found throughout the literature describing science, with frequent mention, beginning in the 19th century, that its method is the scientific method or scientific method.”

So science is a method.

What is method?

You should apply the scientific method on what method is.

“Conclusion. The most significant meaning of the three is that science is fundamentally method, for its method is what produces the bodies of reliable knowledge in various domains.”

What does he mean by reliable knowledge?

“Definition of Scientific Method

A short good definition of scientific method is:

The scientific method is the basic method, guide, and system by which we originate, refine, extend, and apply knowledge in all fields.”

If scientific method is the basic method, guide, and system by which you originate, refine, extend, and apply knowledge in all fields, then utilize it in digital marketing, web development, software engineering, computer programming, computer science, etc.

“Define Scientific Method

While the method was largely developed by scientists, it is also a general method for all domains. Thus it is:

The Complete Method of Problem Solving and Decision Making for All Fields”

If the scientific method is the complete method of problem solving and decision making for all fields, then utilize it in the fields mentioned above and in your other problems and decisions you need to make and have made.

What are my other problems that need to be solved?

What are my other decisions that I need to make and have made?

“Some Quotations that Support the Above

Campbell (1952): First, science is a body of useful and practical knowledge and a method of obtaining it.

Calder (1962): No, science is not just knowledge; it is knowledge working for its living, correcting itself, and adding to itself. Science, therefore, is a process.

Feibleman (1972): Thus, science serves two human purposes: to know and to do. The former is a matter of understanding, the latter a matter of action.

Nourse (1969) gives this excellent picture of the scientific method:

There is no magic in such a method of finding an answer to a problem. Indeed, it is so simple and logical that all of us, scientists or not, use it to some degree or other every day of our lives in solving everyday problems. It is the time-tested method of telling truth from nonsense and proving it. As such, it is the method that has been used in discovering virtually everything we know about our universe and the way in which it works.

But if scientific method is so simple and logical, why was it such a staggering idea when it first appeared? Probably because it was such a complete reversal of the way ancient scientists and philosophers had done things for centuries.

Before the scientific method was devised, these men started with conclusions they had come up with on the basis of meditation, casual observation, and sheer guesswork. . . . It took centuries to discover that this was a blind alley, producing more and more wrong answers all the time. . . . It was not until the scientific method became firmly established that the knowledge of science began to grow and that our understanding of the laws of nature began to expand.”

Whether Carl Jung utilized the scientific method to reach his findings/conclusions?

On to doing kaizen.

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?” (Day 3)

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?” (Day 2)

“What is special about my creative process/talents/business team?” (Day 1)
– I’m basing my creative process on the scientific method.

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179 days from now is my birthday.

Today’s the 2nd day of utilizing the scientific method, kaizen, and blogging.

I will execute the scientific method on:
– Kaizen. I will blog about doing kaizen for 1 year.
– blogging on the scientific method.
– whether surfing the web is a part of spectatoritis.
“Students – Special Help You Can Get From This Site  ”

“History of the Scientific Method

The scientific method and scientific method are essentially the same. Various authors use different terms. My page on Scientific Method History in the Introductory Section of this site will help you. Then throughout the site are details of its development.”

“Science Projects Using the Scientific Method

Follow the steps or stages of SM-14 explained on this site in working on your projects using the scientific method. The scientific method lessons presented here are the best available today and will help you to produce an award-winning entry.”

Whether the scientific method lessons will help you to produce an award-winning entry?

“Using the Scientific Method – Apply It in Selecting Your Career

Here is a great idea for you. Use the worksheets in the PDF file and the information on www.decisionmaking.org. See the Brief “A Model for Career Decision Making” on that site.”

Apply the scientific method in selecting your career.

I know I mentioned in my previous post that my career is digital marketing and web development, but I will still apply the scientific method in selecting my career.

When you click on the link above, you get the following message ”

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“The Scientific Method of Inquiry or Science as Inquiry

Science as inquiry is the way science is often taught today. But remember that centuries of research have shown that of all the methods of inquiry the scientific method is best for producing reliable knowledge. SM-14 is the best model to follow in researching the natural sciences and all other fields.”

Logic is a method of inquiry. Isn’t logic the best for producing reliable knowledge according to Weisheipl in his commentary on Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics? What does Edmund mean by “reliable knowledge”?

Whether SM-14 is the best model to follow in researching the natural sciences and all other fields?

Whether SM-14 is the best model to follow in researching computer science, computer programming, software engineering, full stack web development, etc?

Design? UX Design?

On to doing kaizen.

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?”

The vision that beauty is pleasurable to the intellect.

“Whom could I ask for help or inspiration?”

I could ask my subconscious mind.

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180 days from now is my birthday.

I want to experience some changes and achieve some goals by my birthday.

In order to experience these changes and achieve these goals by my birthday, I will be utilizing the scientific method.

Some of the things I will be applying the scientific method on will be:
– whether publicly telling my goals helps to achieving them
– whether having only the desire for wisdom and knowledge in my heart for myself, like King Solomon (2 Chronicles 1:10-12), and not the desire for possessions, wealth, honour, ..  and long life will be achieved, along with riches, possessions, and honour.
– whether there exists the ability to build any software/app and how to acquire the “wisdom and knowledge” of the ability to build any software/app
– whether completing the immersion course in fullstack academy leads to the “wisdom and knowledge” of the ability to build any software/app
– whether starting remote training in devbootcamp or hackreactor leads to the “wisdom and knowledge” of the ability to build any software/app

– why blogging doing kaizen for 6 months
– how to have a strong willpower
– how to program, build, engineer, develop software

“Just as the scientific method has brought such great benefits to society, using the scientific method can do great things for you too. Remember that the SM-14 model formula contains the complete steps of the scientific method. Good luck – get started today. Some help in doing so follows.” (Norman w. Edmund)

Whether using the scientific method can do great things for me?

If using scientific method can do great things for me, what are these great things?

“The Scientific Method Today

What This Booklet Can Do For You

“1. Greatly Improve Your Personal Life”

“Live your life to the fullest by improving your problem solving and decision making skills.”

Whether improving my problem and decision making skills leads to living my life to the fullest?

If this is true, how do I improve my problem solving and decision making skills?

“Don’t depend on chance for how you live.”

What do I have to do in order to not depend on chance for how I live?

“Plan for happiness and purpose in your life.”

What do I have to do in order to plan for happiness and purpose in my life?

“Study this booklet about the scientific method to improve your opportunities for a great personal life.”

Whether studying this booklet about the scientific method leads to improving my opportunities for a great personal life?

If studying this booklet about the scientific method leads to improving my opportunities for a great personal life, how?

“2. Have a Much More Successful Career”

“Report after report states that employers are looking for people with good problem solving and decision making skills.”

Whether employers are looking for people with good problem solving and decision making skills?

Test this on linkedin. See if employers and/or recruiters are looking for you because you have the “wisdom and knowledge” of “good problem solving and decision making skills”?

“They are also essential for self-employed individuals.”

Whether the “wisdom and knowledge” of “good problem solving and decision making skills” are “also essential for self-employed individuals”? How?

“Our educational system has not done a very good job of teaching the scientific method, so there is a great opportunity for you to beat your competition by learning and practicing the material presented here.”

Beat your competition by learning and practicing the material about the scientific method presented here.

“Use the scientific method to pick you career.”

How can I use the scientific method to pick my career?

My career consists of doing digital marketing and doing web development.

“3. Improve Your Personal Attributes and Thinking Skills”

“None of the above will be possible without good personal attributes and thinking skills. So be sure to study Supporting Ingredient 14 of the scientific method (SM-14).”

What are good personal attributes and thinking skills?

Since I’m also blogging about doing kaizen, I’ll be doing ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life’ kaizen tips & kaizen techniques one at a time and make a 30 day habit out of each tip & technique as a start.

p. 48 Kaizen Tip

“What’s one thing I wish to contribute to the world with my book, poem, song, or painting?”

Is this question asking what specific book do I wish to contribute to the world?

Or is this question asking what benefit do I wish to contribute to the world with my book?

I wrote some down, but I’m making them private.

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