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Scientific method

The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. To be termed scientific, a method of inquiry is commonly based on empirical or measurable evidence subject to specific principles of reasoning.

Analytical Think – Visual Thinking Magic

Analytical thinking is a critical component of visual thinking that gives one the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively. It involves a methodical step-by-step approach to thinking that allows you to break down complex problems into single and manageable components.

Our Concept and Definition of Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is that mode of thinking — about any subject, content, or problem — in which the thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing it. Critical thinking is self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinkingCritical thinking examines assumptions, discerns hidden values, evaluates evidence, and assesses conclusions.” This also emphasizes recognizing fallacies in our thinking and listening.

Warnick and Inch, communication scholars define critical thinking as “involving the ability to explore a problem, question, or situation; integrate all the available information about it; arrive a solution or hypothesis; and justify one’s position.” This definition excludes specifying ways to explore problems, to raise good questions, to integrate available information, to arrive at solutions/hypotheses, and how to justify positions taken. Problems can be effectively explored by seeking parsimony, clarity, lower costs, and greater consensus for their solution. Good questions probe for more/better information and offer others awareness that they have been paid attention to. The scientific method is a good start in arriving at quality solutions/hypotheses. Positions should be justified on the basis of their cost, amount of collateral damage incurred, and analysis of the process taken to reach such positions.


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