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Traits of a Scientist

What is involved in scientific work? What traits do scientists have?

Alana Tallman

on 19 September 2012

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By: Alana Tallman Traits of a Scientist What traits do scientists have?
What is involved in scientific work? Careful Observation A scientist needs to be curious. A good potion of all scientific discoveries occur because some asked, "Why is something the way it is?" or, "How did this happen?" Curiosity Being unique is an important part of being a scientist. Someone that is creative can usually think for themselves and see other ways something might have turned out. In other words, scientist could use their imagination to figure out new solutions to a problem. Creativity A scientist also has to be able to think logically. This means they should be able to make conclusions that are supported by evidence by reasoning through information. Logic It is important for a scientist to be skeptical. Being skeptical means you don't believe everything you read and hear. It means they are skeptical of drawing conclusions too quickly, which causes them to reconstruct observations and experiments and try to replicate works of other scientists. Skepticism When a scientist is objective it means they set aside their personal feelings, moods, and beliefs while evaluating something. The study of science insists upon unbiased observations, experiments, and evaluations. Objectivity Scientists have to observe their surrondings by using all of their senses and other tools. Any observation made helps understand a subject. Any questions?
Just ask, there's no
such thing as a
stupid question.
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