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1st Nine Weeks - Process Vocab

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Accuracy
a description of how close a measurement is to the true value resulting in reliable data
Analysis
the separation of a whole into its parts
Constant
actions that are done the same throughout the experiment
Control
what the researcher compares to the independent variable
Dependent Variable
the factor that changes as a result of the independent variable, it's what's being measured
Differentiate
to look at and understand what makes things different
Hypothesis
educated guess that can be tested by an experiment
Independent Variable
the factor that the researcher is changing in an experiment
Infer
to derive a conclusion from facts
Initial
occurring at the beginning/first
Model
visual representation of object or concept that is too large or small to study on its own
Procedure
the organized steps of an experiment
Qualitative
describing an object using its characteristics
Quantitative
describing an object using measured data
Reliable data
evidence collected that can be trusted because it is accurate
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