Option #1: Using the Scientific Method to Challenge Our Thinking
Using the concepts and ideas learned in Tutorials 1-9 in Lau and Chan (2017), write an essay in response to the following prompts.
Briefly define the Scientific Method using the Lau and Chan text (Links to an external site.).
Where have you made assumptions or drawn inferences on an important issue regardless of data or evidence to the contrary?
Analyze how you could improve your critical reasoning on this issue by using tools from the scientific method or statistical reasoning.
Provide a peer-reviewed example to add further support to the reasoning on your issue.
Cite all claims and ideas using scholarly sources.
Include at least one scholarly source that is not part of the required or recommended reading for this course. The CSU Global Library (Links to an external site.) is a good place to find these scholarly sources.
Your paper should be 4-5 pages in length (not including the title page and reference page). Format your paper according to the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
You may wish to review the APA Template Paper (Links to an external site.) for help formatting your essay according to the requirements. If you need assistance with your writing style or you need writing tips or tutorials, visit the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.). Review the grading rubric to see how you will be graded for this assignment.