7 Characteristics of The Scientific Methods

BD19582_ Copper and Emory (1995) state the 7 characteristics of the scientific methods below :

1.  The purpose of the research should be clearly defined and sharply delineated in term as unambiguous as possible.

2.  The research procedures used should be described in sufficient detail to permit another researcher to repeat the research.

3.  The procedural design of the research should be carefully planned to yield results that are as objective as possible.

4.  The researcher should report, with complete frankness, flaws in procedural design and estimate their effect upon the findings.

5.  Analysis of the data should be sufficiently adequate to reveal its significance, and the methods of analysis used should be appropriate.

6.  Conclusions should be confined to those justified by the data of the research and limited to those for which data provide an adequate basis.

7.  Greater confidence in the research is warranted if the researcher is experienced, has a good reputation in research, and is a person of integrity.

5 Reason Why People Avoiding Statistics

PH02740G I always wondering why it’s so hard to teach college student about statistics matter.  So I did a little research.  I made a questionnaire and asked several student whether he like or dislike statistics subject. The result’s amazed me, almost all the student love statistics (90%).  I don’t buy it, I’ll try to figure it out, maybe there’s a mistake; I picked the wrong student to answer such question, or I must have asked them the wrong question.  So, I changed the question, instead of asking them whether he likes or hate statistics, I asked the students why they hate statistics subject.  I asked them to write 5 reason why they hate statistics.  Here are the result (sort by the most frequent answer) :

1.  Never met the teacher that teach math/statistics well.

2.  Math/statistics teacher usually arrogant, boring, and senseless.

3.  Too complicated, and difficult to learn.

4.  Useless, not applicable to the real life.

5.   Too much formula

Well, that they are.   How about you ?