Lecture 2 Fall 2010 - Lecture 2 Outline Notes End Chapter...

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Lecture 2 Outline Notes – End Chapter 1, start Chapter 2 Models A model is a: _________________________ representation of part of the real world. Gets rid of the “noise” and lets you see the pattern – very powerful. The Scientific Method The textbook emphasizes that the scientific method “is simply the _____________________________ in an organized and objective manner.” Steps in the scientific process: 1. Identify -___________________________ 2. Figure out ____________ are needed and ______________ the data. 3. ___________ in the scientific world will look closely at how the data were obtained/measured, and will not accept poor methods. 4. Look for patterns – draw generalizations from specific facts (inductive reasoning) and form a _______________ 5. Conduct ____________ , to test the hypothesis, and gather data through measurements. The data/ results must be able to be ________________by others. In reality, the process involves a back-and-forth process between these events. A scientific model is: A. Tyra Banks or Kate Moss wearing a laboratory coat B. A simplified, idealized representation of part of the real world. C. Always a physical object, like a model car or rocket
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course GEOG 1112 taught by Professor Kumar during the Fall '08 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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Lecture 2 Fall 2010 - Lecture 2 Outline Notes End Chapter...

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