Tim Van Tongeren commented on one of my recent posts, building on my thoughts on software testing and the philosophy of science. I like the correlation he made between more scripted testing and exploratory testing to quantitative vs. qualitative scientific research. When testing, what do we value more on a project? Tim says that this depends on project priorities.
He recently expanded more on this topic, and talks about similarities in qualitative research and exploratory testing.
Tim researches and writes about a discipline that can teach us a lot about software testing: the scientific process.