Crombie and Hacking have suggested that human scientists employ various different "reasoning styles:"
1. making postulates
2. measuring, experimenting
3. making/using analogical models
4. making taxonomies and comparisons
5. using statistics/probability
6. following genetic/historical development
7. isolate and purify phenomena
Ruphy* discusses further categorization (ontological enrichment) and representational pluralism.
A.s.a. H. has performed all of these operations.
* Scientific Pluralism Reconsidered, U. of Pittsburgh Press, 2017. See pages 23, 31, and 110.