When I think of the scientific method, I think of going through multiple steps of making sure that the original thought or idea is being tested and thoroughly looked at, this is how it can be seen as being superior due to it having facts supported it. When we have everyday decision making, this is more of a simpler way to make a decision about something without having tested thoughts or ideas, we may use everyday life to help us make the decisions and use what is available around us (Myers & Hansen, 2012). It can blind us into thinking that it is the only way to gather and interpret data because I know when I investigate a study or research, I am wanting to see that they took the methods of the scientific method for the end results.
An example would be, before I took courses that helped me realize I need to make sure I am getting my information from credible sources, I would believe things that I saw from an online search. This was uneducated of me because I was not making sure they were giving correct information, then when I started taking courses that helped me realize this was not the right way to research, I saw what I was missing when I was previously researching items.