Sci. Method

Sci. Method - The Scientific Method 7 Steps to a Logical...

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The Scientific Method 7 Steps to a Logical Process
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1. Hypothesis versus Theory Hypothesis: Educated guess Outcome If I do….then I expect…… correct or incorrect Theory: Established idea Factual Experiments Data
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Control versus Experimental groups Control : comparisons “Normal” condition Eliminates bias Experimental one variable one condition different from control more variables = more controls
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Experimental Variables: Independent Variable: One condition that is changed from the control group Example: control = normal plant growth conditions independent variable = growth under no fertilizer Dependent Variable: the condition measured as a result of adding the independent variable Example: Measure growth in height as a result of no fertilizer
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…... Data: Factual Measurable Replicates Opinion: Personal Inferences versus observations? bias
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2011 for the course BIO 100 taught by Professor Robinson during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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