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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
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?
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