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OBSERVATION SKILLS Improving your OBSERVATION SKILLS requires • Effort to observe • Having some knowledge about what you are observing Effort to observe • Practice • Patience • Focus WE MUST ESSENTIALLY Having some knowledge about what you are observing • Knowledge REPROGRAM • Understanding the what and why (may not have this at the start) • Take notes to capture critical details and remove bias OUR MIND
OBSERVATION SKILLS Sight Smell Hearing Touch Taste
ANSWERING WHAT WAS ONCE A MYSTERY QUESTION OF LIFE “SCIENTIFIC APPROACH” • Recognize the problem (Make an observation) Ignoring is not making things better • Think about a solution (Formulating a Hypothesis) What can be done about this, avoid the “Ready-Fire-Aim” • Which possible solution will work (Experiment) No right or wrong, we are merely eliminating incorrect solutions "I have not failed 10, 000 times. I have successfully found 10, 000 ways that will not work. "
ANSWERING WHAT WAS ONCE A MYSTERY QUESTION OF LIFE “SCIENTIFIC APPROACH” Edison’s Hydra, Incandescent Light Bulb, required the following developments: • The parallel circuit • A durable light bulb • An improved dynamo • The underground conductor network • The devices for maintaining constant voltage • Safety fuses and insulating materials • Light sockets with on-off switches PLAN OF ACTION
ANSWERING WHAT WAS ONCE A MYSTERY QUESTION OF LIFE “SCIENTIFIC APPROACH” STATE THE PROBLEM FORMULATE THE HYPOTHESIS PERFORM EXPERIMENTS REVISIT AS OFTEN AS NECESSARY We gain knowledge from this process • Fits and spurts • Breakthroughs • Satisfying the itch We Begin to Understand