BP Scientific Method
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When other scientists read and evaluate an experiment and make sure that there are no lapses in logic between the experiment's hypothesis and conclusion.
A randomized drug trial in which some patients are given the drug being tested and others are not in order to test how well a drug works.
A type of clinical trial in which neither the patient nor the doctor knows if the patient is getting the drug being tested.
A harmless "treatment" in a clinical trial that mimics the treatment or drug being tested without actually being one. It serves as an experimental control.
The idea that a hypothesis has the ability to be proven false. Many scientists and philosophers believe that for an idea to be truly scientific, it has to be able to be proven wrong.
Series of steps followed by scientists in an attempt to better understand the universe. The steps usually include data collection and creating and testing a hypothesis.
Scientific method step 1 - ask a question or define a __________.
After identifying a question or problem, scientists __________ the topic to see what is already known about it.
Once a scientist has researched a problem and has enough data, the scientist may form a __________.
A __________ is a statement that can be tested scientifically through experiments and/or other scientific investigations.
Scientists test a hypothesis with __________ and/or other scientific investigations.
The purpose of experimenting is to collect __________ that can either support or refute the hypothesis.
Once scientists have collected data through experimentation, they __________ the data to determine if it supports their hypothesis.
Once scientists have collected and analyzed experimental data, they draw __________ about what the data show.
If the conclusion does not support the __________, then it needs to be revised and tested again.
Conclusions must be __________ - other scientists should be able to run an experiment and have the same results for it to be valid.
A __________ is an explanatory statement that's been repeatedly confirmed through experimental testing.
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