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parts of experimental research
stating a question, research background information, forming a hypothesis, testing you hypothesis, data collection, analysis/graphs and conclusion
forming a hypothesis
states for effect of the independent variable on the dependent variable; if, then statements; use knowledge to form your hypothesis
sometimes called manipulated variables; variable that is changed; what is being tested
sometimes called responding variables; variable that is being observed and measures
sample that is treated like the other experimental group except that the independent variable is not applied to it
create a chart or table to store and organize data; do experiment and record results
displays trends, patterns & relationships can be seen; allows us to see if data supports hypothesis or not
the final summary of an investigation; includes a restatment of the question and hypothesis, discusses the data, what the data means, problems with the research, ways to carry the research further, why the research is important
writing down the observations and results of an investigation numerical data is recorded in data tables, other types of data are recorded in data charts
the plan for deciding how to answer a scientific question; the material and procedures used to conduct an experiment
investigation that involves variables; scientific test in which data is gathered/compared with the used of variable and often a control
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