Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 15 Issue 01

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Volume 15, No. 1
Pages 112 - 121


Ocean Exploration

Marcia McNutt
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What fuels scientific discovery? The experts on this subject, the philosophers of science, have recently tended to promote the value of hypothesis-driven research, in which questions suggest experiments that lead to tests of the proposed theory. Hypothesis testing is indeed a cornerstone of the scientific method. It is what we teach our students. It is how we write our proposals and how we logically present the arguments in our scientific papers.


McNutt, M. 2002. Revelle Lecture: Ocean exploration. Oceanography 15(1):112–121, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2002.42.

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