Let's say I believe this statement: "all swans are white". Someone comes and asks me these Socratic questions: "is it true that all swans are white?", "is there an instance that a swan is not white?", etc. These questions make me realize a belief that I'm not aware of, force me to verbalize it as a form of hypothesis, and find evidence to verify it. I feel like this is the scientific method.
So is it fine to say that whenever one has to continuously answer Socratic questions, they are conducting the scientific method? It's possible that the original statement cannot be made falsifiable (e.g. the original belief is "all gods live in Olympus"), but I'm not sure whether it's relevant or not, as long as I follow the steps to reach a falsifiable statement ("falsify" it). The questioning method is more about eliciting implicit information, not aiming to look for new evidence, form an hypothesis, and test it itself, but answering them would. Even when this method was alien to Socrates himself, the more you answer the questions the closer you are to the scientific method.
But if so, then wouldn't any questioning activity be the same as the scientific method? I don't think the answer is yes, but I'm not sure.