Hypothetico-Deductive Modeling to Q&A
The Hypothetico-Deductive model is considered by some to be the hallmark of scientific research methods. The model is predicated on obtaining information in an effort to confirm or reject the hypothesis developed. This methodology requires the researcher to ask questions, hone in on the issue through preliminary research, formulate hypothesis and measurements, test, draw conclusions, refine and report. In order for the model to be effective the question being addressed by the researcher must be testable. This means there is practical feasibility of producing counterexamples. For example answering the question of “does God exist?” would not facilitate an appropriate use of the Hypothetico-Deductive model since there is no scientific way to test for it.
Charles Darwin is the grandfather of biological sciences and was a profound user of the hypothetico-deductive model in his research. This model served him in his explanation of natural selection and evolution. His research was predicated on the use of existing theories during his time. He would use these theories to create a hypothesis. This hypothesis served to allow for the collection of data. This data allowed him to challenge and/or contradict an existing theory (Penny, 2009). Darwin’s mode of operation and his ability to advance knowledge of the biological sciences serves as a powerful example of how the hypothetical-deductive model can assist with both basic and applied research.
Whether it is solving a simple problem or creating new knowledge, the use of a structured approach can assist with development of the question and associated research necessary to draw appropriate conclusions. The approach can provide a road-map toward problem solving, however the model does not assure success. Success is predicated on the talent and proficiency of the researcher and their ability to answer the “right” questions to assure the appropriate hypothesis and data collection occurs. This analysis will evaluate use of the hypothetico-deductive model from a mechanistic and dynamic perspective. This analysis will demonstrate how the hypothetico-deductive approach can be used in a couple of highly diverse situations.
Sports theory has taught us no two game plans are alike. In American football 11 players are on the field at all times for both teams. The methods used to attack the other team and the responsibility of each player changes on any given play. The hypothetico-model is similar in that the approach is a 7 step model however it offers the same dynamic ability to change as needed in support of addressing the hypothesis at hand.
Black Raven Paradox
It takes two to tango is a common expression used to imply more than one person or entity are paired in an inextricably-related and active manner. This sort of cause and effect relationship between theory and outcomes creates a basis for scientific research. Use and understanding of a...