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Offline parvatha

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Theory of Expected Knowledge
« on: 07/02/2012 11:22:57 »
Not all knowledge is unexpected. It is the expectations, not the observations, which direct our searches.

Please see my work - "the expected knowledge":<link removed>. 

You may use it to tune your students for scientific thinking.  :)

Sorry Parvatha,
We are not here to provide a billboard for you to advertise a new idea or theory.  If you wish to ask a question or start a discussion please do so - but do it on the forum not by a link
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Re: Theory of Expected Knowledge
« Reply #1 on: 08/02/2012 06:08:37 »
Obviously in research, we start with a hypothesis, then collect data.

Sometimes the data is collected, analysed, and something unexpected shows up.  In that case, one should collect more data to verify if the new hypothesis still holds.

Many unexpected things do happen in life, and one hopes to always learn from our mistakes.
 

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Re: Theory of Expected Knowledge
« Reply #2 on: 08/02/2012 10:41:40 »
Obviously in research, we start with a hypothesis, then collect data.

Sometimes the data is collected, analysed, and something unexpected shows up.  In that case, one should collect more data to verify if the new hypothesis still holds.

Many unexpected things do happen in life, and one hopes to always learn from our mistakes.
Most of the time we have data/experience - then we make a hypothesis which explains our collected data, we then construct a test to check the hypothesis and differentiate it from others; if and when we have a reasonably unique idea that explains the current data and makes correct prediction then we think of it as a theory. 
 

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