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Unformatted text preview: -Other characteristics about science o A conclusion is supported, but almost never proved o Process can be repeated and same conclusion is obtained o In constant modification-Often a population is too large to have all individuals sampled-It is very important to have a good sample size-There are two parameters measured in statistics o Mean: average of all data values – central tendency o Standard deviation: measures the level of spread of data values o The unit of mean and SD are the same Orientation Behavior (a Scientific method lab)-Taxis: an animal orients toward or away from the stimulus-Kenesis: a change in an animals rate of movement not involving orientation Statistics in Behavior Study Lab-Nonparametric approach-Does not measure mean or SD-Does not require normal distribution of data-Doesn’t need a very large sample size (ex. 7 replicates or more, not hundreds)-Is not as powerful as parametric methods...
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- Fall '07
- Scientific Method Lab, peppered moth study, Inductive reasoning Hypothesis, o Discovery science, soot accumulation Explanatory