ewing ch 2 vocab

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researcher

a scientist who devotes himself to doing research

evidence

give evidence

society

an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization

observing

quick to notice

data

a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn

emperical evidence

Information received through systematic and objective observation. you learn through your environment

inferring

when you explain or interpret the things you observe

objective reasoning

reasoning based on evidence

subjective reasoning

reasoning based on personal feelings or values

pseudoscience

an activity resembling science but based on fallacious assumptions

system

instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity

input

any stimulating information or event

process

a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

output

production of a certain amount

feedback

response to an inquiry or experiment

scientific theory

a theory that explains scientific observations

scientific law

a statement that describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions

cost

the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)

benefit

something that aids or promotes well-being

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