Statistics: A Quintessential Tool in Development of Scientific Theory


  • Shittu


Science, Statistics, Development, Scientific theory, Hypothesis.


Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable hypothesis, explanations and predictions about a phenomenon or the universe. The ultimate purpose of science is for growth and development of human conditions and through scientific research that employs the proper use and application of statistical methods. However, researchers usually take for granted a set of basic statistical assumptions and tests required to justify their method and results. This paper discusses the position of statistics in science, its relevance in the development of scientific theory. It provides brief explanations on correct use and appropriateness of some statistical techniques in research theory in order to achieve sustainable development. The concepts of the process of research and development of scientific theory were re-examined.




How to Cite

Shittu. (2021). Statistics: A Quintessential Tool in Development of Scientific Theory. JOURNAL OF SCIENCE RESEARCH, 13(1), 8. Retrieved from