Give the following, what should the scientist do next?

A scientist wanted to answer a question about life science. He formed a hypothesis, then he designed experiments. After conducting many experiments and analyzing his data, the scientist found that his hypothesis was not supported by his data.

1 Answer
May 23, 2017

Revise his thinking/understanding of the process and get more evidence to develop a new hypothesis.


His first hypothesis provided an answer to a specific question. It was not what he expected, but it is still new and valuable information.

The purpose of the scientific method is NOT to prove a point of view, but to provide enough valid evidence to make realistic decisions about the workings of the physical universe.