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1: The Nature and Process of Science

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    This chapter explains how scientists think and how they "do" science. It describes how scientific theories develop and how scientists investigate questions to advance scientific knowledge. The chapter also explains how science may be misused and how and why human subjects are protected in scientific research.

    Thumbnail: This image describes the Scientific Method as a cyclic/iterative process of continuous improvement. Image used with permission (Public Domain).

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