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What does hypothesis mean?
An educated guess about the relationship between the independent and dependent variable.
A factor that intentionally varied by the experiment. Bit is manipulated in an experiment,
What can an independent variable also be called?
What is dependent variable?
Measured to determine if the manipulation of the independent variable had any effect. It may change as a result of changes made in the independent variable.
What is the control group?
Serves as the standard of comparison. Can be a no treatment group or experimental selected group. It is exposed to the same conditions as the eerie entail group, except for the variable being tested.
All assignments should have what?
A control group.
What are constants?
All the factors in an experiment that are kept the same.
What does trials mean?
Replicate groups that are exposed in the same conditions in an experiment
What does the hypothesis identify?
The experimental variable of a study.
What does dependent variable depend on?
The effectiveness of the experimental variable. It is also used to see if the experimental variable is acting according to the hypothesis.
What group recieves the experimental variable?
Why is the control group important?
It gives researchers something to compare the experimental group to
Gives the general name for the factor that is tested in an experiment.
Gives the general name for the factor that is observed, measure or counted in an experiment.
Which group contains the variable that is being tested?
Which group is identical to the experimental group in every way except for lacking the variable that is being tested/ experimental variable.
The term used to indicate a hypothesis that is supported by repeated experiments and a lot of data.
If a hypothesis is tested and found to be incorrect, then we say that the hypothesis has been :
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