Microeconomics: Principles, Problems, & Policies, 20th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0077660811
ISBN 13: 978-0-07766-081-9

Chapter 1 - Limits, Alternatives, and Choices - Discussion Questions - Page 21: 4


The main elements of the scientific method encompass observing, hypothesizing, testing, performing comparisons with the aim of changing, refuting or accepting a hypothesis and conducting tests. The scientific method has a strong relationship with the principles and laws that are utilized in economics’ because the hypotheses change into economic principles once they are confirmed to be true.

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The scientific method is utilized during the formulation of laws and principles that are applied in Economics. A hypothesis must be tested adequately using the scientific method before it is considered an economic principle.
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