Inductive Problem-Solving

Inductive problem-solving is drawing conclusions from repeated observations. The conclusion may then be proven false with a counterexample or a situation which goes against the conclusion. For instance, the conclusion, “the student will be early to the next meeting” is based on the observation, “the student was early yesterday and today." In the scientific method, inductive problem-solving is applied in forming theories and hypothesis while the deductive method is employed in the application of the theories.

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