Blog: Using the Scientific Method in Everyday Life - 2013-12-19

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F0.png Using the Scientific Method in Everyday Life December 19, 2013, Chris Shelton, Critical Thinker at Large

Science is not just for Scientists

Critical thinking skills are very important for getting along in life. They allow you to analyze problems or situations you find yourself involved in that don't always have an easy or obvious answer. We all run into problems in relationships, work, school, etc. Wouldn't it be easier if we could understand why things were happening around us and more easily see what we could do about them? That's what critical thinking is all about. It's not just for winning arguments!

In my last article, I mentioned the scientific method. The scientific method is just the steps any scientist takes to solve problems or discover new things. But it's not just for scientists. And just because it has the word "scientific" in it, doesn't mean that it's hard to understand or use. In fact, you most likely already use the scientific method all the time. But like any skill, it is something that can be greatly improved through conscientious practice.