Scientific Method Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Scientific Method

The scientific method relies on experimentation to test a hypothesis.
The scientific method relies on experimentation to test a hypothesis. Thomas Barwick / Getty Images

Scientific Method Definition: The scientific method is a system of acquiring knowledge through observation and the experimental testing of hypotheses. The scientific method is based on obtaining and analyzing empirical evidence to support the reasoning process.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Scientific Method Definition." ThoughtCo, Jul. 26, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-scientific-method-604647. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, July 26). Scientific Method Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-scientific-method-604647 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Scientific Method Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-scientific-method-604647 (accessed January 19, 2018).