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Scientific Methods

Each scientific method that is described on this Wiki has been categorized in the following categories:

You can click on each category for more information and all the entries that belong to this category

The Method Categorization Concept

This visualisation refers to the majority of methods that focus on a slice of time - the present.

The Method Categorization Concept for Past Methods
The Method Categorization Concept for Future Methods

However, a range of methods exists that enable the researchers to investigate the past or the future. For these methods, the concept can be adapted to indicate a focus on the past (left) and a focus on the future (right).

This visualisation enables us to characterize every method according to these categories. As an example, the Delphi method is both quantitative and qualitative, both inductive and deductive, looks at systems and into the future. The respective visualisation therefore looks like this:

The categorization for the Delphi method