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Scientific Method


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Control group
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.
A factor that can change in an experiment
Independent variable
The experimental factor that is manipulated; the variable whose effect is being studied.
Dependent variable
The outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to manipulations of the independent variable.
A scientific explanation for a set of observations that can be tested in ways that support or reject it.
Experimental group
In an experiment, the group that is exposed to the treatment, that is, to one version of the independent variable.