The scientific method is a way for scientists and researchers to pursue and acquire knowledge. According to Wilson (1952) there are four steps in the scientific method: 1. Observe and describe the problem 2. Form a hypothesis to explain the problem 3. Use the hypothesis to determine if there are other problems that exist 4. Test the hypothesis
The fourth step of the scientific method is where the experiments and tests take place. This is where the researcher and scientists must decide whether to reject or accept the hypothesis. This conclusion is based off of the outcome of numerous statistics, tests, and experiments.
Everywhere you look the effects of the recession can be seen. This can be seen across the board from the neighbor next door to businesses. More and more families are doing cut backs. They are deciding to stay in; instead of going out and spending money. This in turn causes businesses to reevaluate their budget. They are having to lay off and in some extreme circumstances they end up filing bankruptcy and closing. There are more and more people without jobs, and more businesses that are closing or filing bankruptcy because they cannot afford to stay open.
Team B hypothesis is that the recession affects addiction. Addiction is
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