an organized plan for gathering, organizing and communicating information in order to solve a problem
information you obtain through your senses
a proposed answer to a question
the variable that causes change in another; independent variable
the variable that changes in response to a change in another variable; dependent variable
group used for comparison, it does not usually recieve the independent variable
well-tested explanation for a set of observations or experimental results
statement that summarizes a pattern found in nature
representation of an object or event
a summary of the results of the experiment and a statement of how the results relate to the hypothesis
the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
Data that is descriptive and discovered using your senses; often collected through interviews, empirical observations, or the interpretation of texts, artwork, old maps, and other archives.
numerical information describing how much, how little, how big, how tall, how fast, etc.
claims presented and advertised as scientific that are not supported by evidence obtained with the scientific method.
a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
A methodology that uses an arrangement of control and treatment conditions that permit comparisons that help to identify the effects of the independent variable on the dependent variable.
a master plan that specifies the question, methods and procedures for collecting and analyzing the needed information to solve a specified problem