Many detractors criticize Exploratory Testing because of lack of rigor and "seriousness".
In this paper, I'll intend to offer a real vision that help to understand that Exploratory Testing is the "NATURAL" way to test.
It is a way that has been developed and improved over the history and although it is applied in other sciences, it still seems strange in the world of IT "sciences"
The scientific method is a process for experimentation that is used to explore observations and answer questions. Scientists use the scientific method to search for cause and effect relationships in nature. In other words, they design an experiment so that changes to one item cause something else to vary in an unpredictable way.
Just as it does for a professional scientist, the scientific method will help you to focus your science fair project question, construct a hypothesis, design, execute, and evaluate your experiment.
Steps of the Scientific Method
"If _____[I do this] _____, then _____[this]_____ will happen."
You must state your hypothesis in a way that you can easily measure, and of course, your hypothesis should be constructed in a way to help you answer your original question.
You should also repeat your experiments several times to make sure that the first results weren't just an accident.
Scientists often find that their hypothesis was false, and in such cases they will construct a new hypothesis starting the entire process of the scientific method over again. Even if they find that their hypothesis was true, they may want to test it again in a new way.
Even though we show the scientific method as a series of steps, keep in mind that new information or thinking might cause a scientist to back up and repeat steps at any point during the process. A process like the scientific method that involves such backing up and repeating is called an iterative process.
Throughout the process of doing your science fair project, you should keep a journal containing all of your important ideas and information. This journal is called a laboratory notebook.
Exploratory Testing as Scientific Method
So... if that happened using "A", What is going to happen using a negative number? (now I am in the first step again).
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