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Exploring the feelings behind the worldview theme--another project WORLDVIEW  theme song...                         

song for theme #6: Scientific Method

                                                ďLearn From Feedback, MackĒ by Stephen P. Cook

to be sung to the tune of ďHit the Road, JackĒ by Percy Mayfield / Ray Charles

 

This problem this problem, it wonít go away

But solving it without data, thereís no way

Once youíve got data thatís good

Then you know what to do, you should

 

Thatís right!

Use the Method, Mack

Learn from feedback1, feedback, feedback, feedback,

Use the Method, Mack

 

Controls2 good controls, investigations need these

No nonsense for data, you want it to please

Once youíve got data thatís good

Then you know what to do, you should

 

Thatís right!

Use the Method, Mack

Learn from feedback, feedback, feedback, feedback,

Use the Method, Mack

 

Hypothesis3 hypothesis, you gotta have one

Fit the data to it, thatís how it done

If you find your hypothesis no good

Then form another one, you should

 

 

Test it out, Scout

Remove doubt, donít pout, donít pout, donít pout,

Test it out, Scout

 

Predictions good predictions, those you wanna make

If your hypothesis fits the data, itís a piece of cake

If you think your hypothesis is good

Then you know what to do, you should

 

Test it out, Scout

Remove doubt, donít pout, donít pout, donít pout,

Test it out, Scout

 

Problem solved not solved, before others get a look

Reproducible resultsóthey make science cook

If others think your results are good

Then you know what to do, you should

 

Publish, help others learn, Mack

Learn more, learn more, learn more, learn more

Learn from feedback, MackÖ

Whatíd you say?

Learn from feedback, Mack

I donít understand

Learn from feedback, Mack

Now Iím getting it

Learn from feedback, Mack

 

SONGóNOTES / COMMENTS

1óFeedback in general refers to information about the state of a system (output) that is returned or fed back to the system input to adjust, regulate, or modify its behavior.  Scientists learn about systems they study via a feedback process. (See note 11 theme #5A)

2óA control group refers to a group of subjects who do not receive the experimental treatment of interest. Results for this group

      will be compared with those for the experimental group, which were treated.

3óA hypothesis is an educated conjecture or statement offered as a tentative explanation of data relevant to the problem being

      considered.  It must testableóperhaps a mathematical relationship representing data or some other model is to be tested. 

Comment: Applying this theme to finding solutions to everyday problems associated with stress can be used in whatís called problem-focused coping, based on taking steps to remove, minimize or evade the stress.

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the above song is part of The Worldview Theme Song Book: Exploring the Feelings Behind Worldviews--click here for more information

Musicians--We'd love it if you perform this song!  Please contact us!