Thoughts on the "scientific method": part 2 ‐ frequentist fecklessness
Purpose ‐ The purpose of this two-part series is to consider the role of the "scientific method" (SM) in human understanding, questioning both its consistency in actual practice and its reasonableness as a system of philosophy and action. Design/methodology/approach ‐ Part 2 considers problems of inefficiency and inertia caused by the SM's collectivist, frequentist orientation. Findings ‐ It is argued that problems caused by the SM's frequentist framework may be avoided by a more individualist, Bayesian approach. Originality/value ‐ The two-part series challenges certain aspects of the "scientific method" as employed in the practice of modern science.