Summary: Designed for the student who has little or no background in the sciences, this book by Stephen S. Carey provides a brief, non-technical introduction to the basic methods underlying all good scientific research. It is ideal as a supplementary text for any course in which students must have some rudimentary understanding of how science is done. Topics include establishing causal links, testing explanations, extraordinary claims and anecdotal evidence, and fallacies. End-of-c ...show morehapter exercises help reinforce material. A sold supplement for students, this book can also be bundled with the text.