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Unformatted text preview: - IF/THEN (hypothesis/prediction) Hypothesis Testing- An experiment is designed to test hypothesis/prediction and data are collected- Important considerations: # of Variables Objectivity Controls Sample size (bigger is better) Defined conditions for repeatability Evaluation of Data - Data are analyzed and evaluated- Hypothesis is either supported or rejected- Hypothesis are supported, NOT proven- May be rejected and tested again Discovery Science- descriptive or observational science- generally not based on hypothesis testing Publication of Results- communication of results to the scientific community Theory- broad concept supported by a large body of evidence- results from the synthesis of many ideas and experiments- more comprehensive and widely accepted...
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- Spring '09