What is Scientific Knowledge? Features of Scientific Knowledge

What is Scientific Knowledge? Features of Scientific Knowledge

June 26, 2021 Off By Felso

Scientific knowledge is the knowledge that is systematically obtained by a certain method in order to reach the general knowledge in a predetermined area with the aim of knowing.

Scientific knowledge is the methodical, systematic, regular, consistent, valid, demonstrable, testable objective knowledge that an individual’s mind reaches by turning to a certain subject. As it can be understood from the definition, scientific knowledge is the generally accepted, objective and scientific knowledge that does not change from person to person, from society to society. At the same time, this type of information consists of systematic and consistent information. In short, we can say that it is the information that science provides to humanity.

Scientific knowledge can be divided into three science groups according to the subject it deals with, the method it uses to reach the information and its purpose. These; formal sciences, natural sciences, and human sciences.

WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE?
objectivity or objectivity
reality
generalization
Universality
cumulative
Consistency
Repeatability
Applicability
criticality
systematicity and regularity

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Source: Atatürk University Department of Sociology Lecture Notes for Grade 1 “Introduction to Philosophy” and “Introduction to Sociology” (Ömer YILDIRIM); Other Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM)