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  1. Deductive Reasoning
    reasoning proceeding from broad basic principles applied to specific situations
  2. Inductive Reasoning
    reasoning process proceeding from small specific situations to more general truths
  3. empirical
    able to be tested in objective ways
  4. Hypothetico-deductive reasoning
    process of modern science where scientists begin with an educated guess about how the world works, and then set about designing small controlled observations to support or invalidate that hypothesis.
  5. Hypothesis
    a general statement about the way variables relate that is objectively falsifable
  6. What are the 2 core beliefs in Science?
    • 1) the universe operats according to certain natural laws
    • 2) these laws are discoverable and testable
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