What is the order of the scientific method?

1 Answer
Jan 22, 2017


Purpose, research, hypothesis, experiment, analysis, and conclusion.


  • Purpose: What are you trying to find out or accomplish?

  • Research: Gather information in order to form an educated guess.

  • Hypothesis: What do you think the outcome might be of your experiment?

  • Experiment: Conduct a controlled process in order to gain information.

  • Analysis: Why did the experiment turn out the way it did?

  • Conclusion: Did your hypothesis support your results? What was the final outcome, and what could you have done to improve or change your experiment in the future?