Lecture1outline - c Can you ever prove a hypothesis to be...

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Biology 1050 Spring 2008 Dr. Vance-Chalcraft Lecture 1: Introduction, What is Biology?, Process of Science I. Course information II. Biology A. What is biology? B. What is life? III. Biology as a science A. What is science? 1
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Biology 1050 Spring 2008 Dr. Vance-Chalcraft B. In what ways does science influence society? C. What are the first 3 steps in the process of science? D. Describe scientific hypotheses. E. 2 main scientific approaches: 1) Descriptive a. Define b. What is inductive reasoning? 2
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Biology 1050 Spring 2008 Dr. Vance-Chalcraft c. Example 2) Experimental a. Define b. What is deductive reasoning? c. Example F. What do you do once you have a hypothesis? G. What do you do once you have a prediction? H. What happens after you test your prediction? 3
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Biology 1050 Spring 2008 Dr. Vance-Chalcraft a. What happens if your data support your hypothesis? b. What happens if your data reject your hypothesis?
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Unformatted text preview: c. Can you ever prove a hypothesis to be correct? I. What factors must be present for science to study a phenomenon? J. Theories a. Define b. Example: IV. Experimental Design A. Variables 4 Biology 1050 Spring 2008 Dr. Vance-Chalcraft 1) Dependent a. Define b. What is another name for a dependent variable? 2) Independent a. Define b. What is another name for an independent variable? B. Describe controls in an experiment. C. What role does random assignment have in experiments? 5 Biology 1050 Spring 2008 Dr. Vance-Chalcraft D. Replication a. Define b. Example: E. Sample size a. Define b. What does sample size describe? c. When will the results of an experiment usually be more reliable? d. What was the sample size in our example experiment? 6...
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Lecture1outline - c Can you ever prove a hypothesis to be...

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