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factor in an experiment that a scientist purposely changes; also known as a manipulated variable
factor in an experiment that a scientist wants to observe, which may change because of the manipulated variable; also known as a responding variable.
factor in an experiment that a scientist purposely changes; also known as independent variable
factor in an experiment that a scientist wants to observe, which may change in response to the manipulated variable; also known as a dependent variable
possible explanation for a set of observations or possible answer to a scientific question
factor in an experiment that a scientist purposely keeps the same
a test of the effect of a single variable by changing it while keeping all other variable the same
evidence; information gathered from observations
the end or finish of an event or process (accept or reject the hypothesis in this stage)
a group in a scientific experiment that is exposed to the same conditions as the experimental group except for one independent variable
in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way to considered to be unfair (not scientific)
a method of research in which a problem is identified, relevant data are gathered, a hypothesis is formulated from these data, and the hypothesis is empirically testes. Question, collect data, observe, experiment, test hypothesis.
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