LAb 1-4 Vocabulary

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hypothesis

an explanation based on observed facts or an idea of how things work

scientific method

defined in the following steps: state the problem or question, propose and explanation, collect evidence (by an experiment), analyze data, and draw conclusions

ethics

(in science) examines and discusses whether an investigation should or shouldn't be done

evidence

data gathered through research and experiments

inference

the process of reaching a conclusion based on evidence and reasoning

observation

the action of noticing significant detail in order to gain information

trade-offs

giving up one things in favor of another

clinical trial

often use a placebo group and is a controlled testing usually on a new medication

control

an experiment that isolates the effect of one variable on a system by holding constant all variables but the one under observation

placebo

a harmless substance with no effect, used as a control in testing new medicines

sample size

the number of objects in the sample

simulate

the action of imitating the character of appearance of something

simulation

an actual experience that is meant to mimic, or be like, another experience

informed consent

agreement by a patient to participate in an experiment after they understand the risks involved

placebo effect

any effect that seems to be a consequence of giving a placebo. The change is usually beneficial

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