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Ψ  Introduction
- Developmental Study as a Science -

Ψ  The Scientific Method - The principles & procedures used in the systematic pursuit of knowledge, designed to reduce guessing.

Steps in the Scientific Method

         1. Formulate a research question
           2. Develop a hypothesis ( a specific prediction )
             3. Test the hypothesis
               4. Draw conclusions
                 5. Make the findings available

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Growth & Development
Robert C. Gates