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Informational observation that has not been systematically tested
Process in which independent scientific experts read scientific studies before their publication to ensure that the authors have appropriately designed and interpreted their studies
A testable and falsifiable explanation for a scientific observation or question
When is a scientific hypothesis testable?
If it can be supported or rejected by carefully designed experiments or non experimental studies
When is a scientific hypothesis falsifiable?
If it can be ruled out by data to show that the hypothesis does not explain the observation
Why is special creation not a scientific hypothesis?
There is no way of testing it.
SCIENCE DOES NOT PROVE ANYTHING!
If data supports a hypothesis it will be accepted until further testing and data prove otherwise. It never proves anything.
A carefully designed test, the results of which will either support or rule out a hypothesis
What type of experiments use experiment groups and control groups to test a hypothesis?
Variable or factor being deliberately changed in an experiment
Measured result of an experiment.
Number of experimental subjects or the number of times an experiment is repeated.
Measure of confidence that the results obtained are "real"
When is statistical significance more likely?
When the sample size is larger
A hypothesis that continues to hold up after many years of rigorous testing
Study of patterns or disease in populations, including risk factors
Consistent relationship between variables