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Unformatted text preview: There is no single scientific method-observation-questin-hypthesis-experiment-conclusion Scientific inquiry involved a wide range of research methods 1. experimentation- when variables can be isolated and manipulated 2. description- make detailed obsrvations of natural phenomena 3. comparison- measure variables in different populations 4. modeling - physical or mathematical models are built to mimic systems of interest. Scientific teminoloy Words can have very different meanings when applied to scientific or non- scientific situations Theory- a logical, testable, and predictive explanation for a natural phenomena that is inferred from multiple lines of evidence. 2. hypothesis- an inferred explanation of observations basked on scientific knowledge, but more exploratory than a theory. 3. Law- an expression of a mathematical or descriptive relationship that occurs in nature....
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