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
“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.
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.
“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.
“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)