Goal: To explain certain situations in the natural world with an unbiased manner
3) Test hypothesis by doing an experiment
4) Analyze and interpret results/peer reviews, are there any exceptions/anomalies? if so, go back to stage 2, if not proceed to stage 5
5) Draw a conclusion/evaluation
7) Universal law
Sciences: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Human Sciences: Philosophy, Psychology, Economics
For example, in chemistry, a theory is not “scientifically proven” unless there are exceptions that do not follow the rule. There are however limitations to the scientific method. Experiments can be faulty, there is always a lack of controllability, measurability and repeatability making it difficult to verify results and, hence, claims.