Scientific method

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The scientific method is an empirical method of acquiring knowledge (scientific knowledge) that has characterised the development of science since at least the 17th century.[1] It involves careful observation, applying rigorous scepticism about what is observed, given that cognitive assumptions can distort how one interprets the observation. It involves formulating hypotheses, via induction, based on such observations; experimental and measurement-based testing of deductions drawn from the hypotheses; and refinement (or elimination) of the hypotheses based on the experimental findings.

Linguistics, being a science, follows the scientific method.

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