Write a 700 word paper describing the scientific method and the steps in scientific inquiry. Address each of the following in your paper:
- Define the scientific method. How does it relate to human services research?
- What are the steps in the scientific method of inquiry or research process? Why must each of these steps be included to support the scientific method? Briefly discuss how the scientific research method was applied in the article you found.
- Summarize how scientifically sound research (in other words, applying the scientific method) supports the function of a human services manager.