Scientific method involves the systematic step by step method of answering a question. The six major steps involved in a scientific method are purpose, research, hypothesis, experiment, analysis, and conclusion.
Purpose of a scientific method is the question being asked or the problem to be solved.
Research is the collection of background information relevant to the purpose of the experiment.
Hypothesis is the answer predicted to the question under study, as per the background research.
Experiment is the testing of the hypothesis. Experiment has independent and dependent variables, independent variable is changed by the experimenter and its effect is studied on the dependent variable.
Analysis involves the data interpretation in order to prove the hypothesis.
Conclusion is the review of data set to prove the hypothesis to be correct or incorrect.