Science Journal of Sociology & Anthropology

June 2013,Volume 2013, ISSN: 2276-6359

Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article


A Critique of the Scientific Method

Helen T. Olojede

Department of Philosophy,University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Accepted 7 June, 2013; Available Online 13 June, 2013.

doi: 10.7237/sjsa/146


In an attempt to bring to the fore the strengths and the weaknesses inherent in the scientific method; this paper starts with an analysis of the concepts; science and method. This is followed by an enquiry into the evolvement of the scientific method from the Muslim thinkers to its advent in Europe and Renaissance,and also to the modern day idea of scientific method. The paper further examines the definitions and descriptions of what scientific method refer to, while highlighting the steps that make up the scientific process.

Keyword: Science, method, scientific method