Scientific Process Analysis: The Mystery Of The Miami Circle

794 Words4 Pages
The scientific process is a step by step analysis that uses hypothesis testing and theory development, obtaining recent knowledge, and modifying or confirming previous knowledge. The scientific processes’ components include: Phase 1 which is observing things and events, Phase 2 which is developing a hypothesis “a tentative explanation of the relationships among certain phenomenon.” (W.Haviland, H.Prins, B. McBride, D.Walrath 16), then we have Phase 3 which is gathering relevant data, Phase 4 is evaluating your hypothesis with your field work and research, Phase 5 is repeating a procedure to see if a hypothesis is confirmed or disconfirmed, in other words this is where you accept or reject. A theory is a “coherent statement that provides an explanatory framework for understanding: an explanation or…show more content…
Commonly, the word theory generally means assumption or guess. Nonetheless, to anthropology, a theory is an explanation of events or relationships in our world that is supported by evidence, testable, and is a well-documented explanation of our observations. The documentary, The Mystery of the Miami Circle, begins talking about 5 old apartments that were roughly 3 stories in height which had to be torn down in preparation for construction of new apartments. An extensive archeological survey was performed which gave some archeologists permission to start digging and collecting evidence of prehistoric life. Once these archeologists started to dig, they observed cavities and opening in the ground, some were natural while some seem to have been humanly made. This is would be classified in Phase 1 part of the scientific process as observation. These archeologists started to come up with a hypothesis on what these holes in the ground could have been used for or from and is Phase 2 of the scientific

    More about Scientific Process Analysis: The Mystery Of The Miami Circle

      Open Document