When a scientist analyzes experimental results, what is the scientist generally doing?

1 Answer
Jun 13, 2017

The scientist is determining whether the experimental results support or disprove the hypothesis being tested.


When analyzing experimental results, a scientist is determining whether his or her hypothesis is supported or disproved by the experimental evidence. The analysis may lead to new or altered hypotheses that will need to be tested. Remember, a hypothesis can be disproved by experimentation, but never proven, it can only be supported.