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19 terms

ewing ch 2 vocab

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researcher
a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
evidence
give evidence
society
an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
observing
quick to notice
data
a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
emperical evidence
Information received through systematic and objective observation. you learn through your environment
inferring
when you explain or interpret the things you observe
objective reasoning
reasoning based on evidence
subjective reasoning
reasoning based on personal feelings or values
pseudoscience
an activity resembling science but based on fallacious assumptions
system
instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
input
any stimulating information or event
process
a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
output
production of a certain amount
feedback
response to an inquiry or experiment
scientific theory
a theory that explains scientific observations
scientific law
a statement that describes what scientists expect to happen every time under a particular set of conditions
cost
the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
benefit
something that aids or promotes well-being