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While carrying out an investigation, a scientist observes some unexpected results. What are the scientist's next steps?
Generally most of the scientists follow the basic steps while doing scientific investigation such as
Identify a problem.
Make a hypothesis for answering the problem.
Test the hypothesis.
Record the results.
Check if the results are aligning with the formulated hypothesis.
When during the investigation the scientist comes to unexpected results, then the hypothesis that was set before the beginning of the experiment is reconsidered. Based on the new information, the scientist changes the existing hypothesis by adapting it, or formulates a completely new hypothesis. He then conducts the same experiment again and proves a new or adapted hypothesis.
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