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Unformatted text preview: GLG111.D Study Guide Spring 2008 Chapter 2, p. 24-51 Define the following terms : Observation: how we learn about our world through our senses. Data: An observation that is judged to be valid. Qualitative: conveyed with words or labels Quantified: numbers that represent measurements. Interpretation: analyzing data in the context of existing ideas Hypothesis (explanation): several interpretations may fit together into a coherent story. Data and interpretations combing to form a possible explanation or hypothesis. Theory: a hypothesis that survives examination and investigation can be elevated to a higher standard of acceptability. Alfred Wegner: in the 1800s, he used observations to develop his hypothesis of continental drift. Continental Drift: a hypothesis that the continents were at one time joined together but later drifted apart. Cross-section: shows the geology as a two-dimensional slice through the land Geology: study of the Earths physical features, changes, and history....
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2011 for the course GLG 111 taught by Professor Kuentz during the Spring '05 term at Miami University.
- Spring '05