Research Methods

Experimentation in Scientific Research

by Anthony Carpi, Ph.D., Anne E. Egger, Ph.D.

Further Exploration

Tactics for testing ideas

Understanding Science on experiments and other tests of scientific ideas.

Deep Impact



On Spontaneous Generation (pdf)

Louis Pasteur (1864) - An address delivered at the "Sorbonne Scientific Soiree," April 7, 1864.


Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.

A science prototype: Rutherford and the atom

A case study on Ernest Rutherford's experiments on atomic structure, from Understanding Science.

Fair tests in the field of medicine: Aiding Alzheimer patients

A case study on Alzheimer research that relies on experimentation.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education