SCIENCE POLICY

Science policy is an area of public policy concerned with the policies that affect the conduct of the science and research enterprise, including research funding, often in pursuance of other national policy goals such as technological innovation to promote commercial product development, weapons development, health care and environmental monitoring.

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SCIENTIFIC METHOD

A scientific method seeks to explain the events of nature in a reproducible way.[58] An explanatory thought experiment or hypothesis is put forward, as explanation, from which stem predictions. The predictions are to be posted before a confirming experiment or observation is sought, as proof that no tampering has occurred.

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WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Science is largely a male-dominated field, with notable exceptions.[81] Evidence suggests that this is due to stereotypes (e.g. science as “manly”) as well as self-fulfilling prophecies.[82][83] Experiments have shown that parents challenge and explain more to boys than girls, asking them to reflect more deeply and logically.

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