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1 May 2014 Exercises for Bringing the Hypothetico-Deductive Method to Life
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This article explains four kinds of inquiry exercises, different in purpose, for teaching advanced-level high school and college students the hypothetico-deductive (H-D) method. The first uses a picture of a river system to convey the H-D methods logic. The second has teams of students use the H-D method: their teacher poses a hypothesis drawn from a research article the students have not seen and asks them to design an H-D test of it. Later they read the article and compare their designs with its. The third exercise extends this; when economically practical, the class may experimentally test the best of its designs. Finally, an Internet/library exercise lets students inquire into the history of the H-D method.

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H. Charles Romesburg "Exercises for Bringing the Hypothetico-Deductive Method to Life," The American Biology Teacher 76(5), 346-348, (1 May 2014). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.5.9
Published: 1 May 2014
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