The scientific method emphasizes the use of precision, objectivity, critical thinking, careful observation, practice, repeatability, uncertainty management, and peer review, which enables the reliable collection, measurement and interpretation of clues in order to produce knowledge.
In a minimum of 500 to 750 words, summarize how the scientific method governs the way forensic scientists conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis of physical evidence containing organic and inorganic matter.
1. Discuss the difference between organic matter and inorganic matter and also explain the information gleaned by the forensic scientist in the process of conducting both qualitative and quantitative analysis of physical evidence. Provide examples of physical evidence containing organic matter and evidence containing inorganic matter. Each analytical technique used to examine organic and inorganic matter has its benefits and limitations.
2. What combination of analytical procedures would the forensic scientist use in the process of attempting to identify physical evidence such as controlled substances and trace evidence to ensure that accurate and reliable scientific results are obtained? The conclusions and opinions expressed by forensic scientists are subject to scrutiny through the judicial process.
3. Include in your project how the forensic scientist would defend their scientific conclusions and opinions in a court of law.