a framework for understanding the world or some part of the world
a little like a window that scientists use to view their part of the world
an established and experimentally verified fact or collection of facts about the world
a theory (an idea, a reason why something occurs) that is well accepted among scientists though not considered a hard fact
A body of knowledge using controlled-variable experimental methods to construct a formal and mathematically structured system. It studies the character of natural reality. Scientific Management (6). System of management popular in the first decades of the 20th c. Proponants sought to transform industry, government and society through greater efficiency. Utilizes top-down approach.