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Terms in this set (19)
A concludtion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning
a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method.
The act of noticing and describing events or processes in a careful, orderly way.
An observation that deals with a number or amount
A statement of what will happen next in a sequence of events.
Reasoning that is based on personal feelings or personal values.
Reasoning that is based on evidence.
The outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable.
An observation that deals with characteristics that cannot be expressed in numbers.
In an experiment, the group that is not exposed to the treatment; contrasts with the experimental group and serves as a comparison for evaluating the effect of the treatment.
The diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and propose explanations based on evidence they gather.
Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis
An educated guess
The variable that stays the same.
The experimental factor that is manipulated; the variable whose effect is being studied.
Direct results of the evidence that currently supports them
Copying process by which a cell duplicates its DNA
scientific evidence obtained by careful observation and experimentation
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