Scientific literacy for the citizen scientist
Daniels, Catherine H., 1957-
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Knowledge of the scientific method leads to scientifically literate citizens who can read science articles and evaluate the quality of the information presented; it allows a person to distinguish science from pseudoscience and can help avoid wasting time, money, and resources on poor ideas or, worse, scams. The scientific method is also useful for anyone who wishes to develop their own experiment program, whether that's in their garden, kitchen, or office.