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words used to describe what is observed
a) qualitative data b) quantitative data c) prediction d) inference
factor that you want to test; is changed by the investigator to observe how it affects a dependent variable
a) independent variable b) dependent variable c) control group d) constant
factor you observe or measure during an experiment (outcome)
a) dependent variable b) independent variable c) constant d) control group
contains the same factors as the experimental group, but the independent variable is not change
a) control group b) constant c) independent variable d) dependent variable
factor in an experiment that stays the same
a) constant b) control group c) independent variable d) dependent variable
explanation of observations or events that is based on knowledge gained from many observations and investigations
a) scientific theory b) scientific law c) prediction d) inference
rule that describes a repeatable pattern in nature
a) scientific law b) scientific theory c) prediction d) hypothesis
using one or more of your senses to gather information and taking note of what occurs
a) observation b) inference c) hypothesis d) prediction
logical explanation of an observation that is drawn from prior knowledge or experience
a) inference b) hypothesis c) prediction d) scientific theory
possible explanation for an observation that can be tested by scientific investigations
a) hypothesis b) observation c) inference d) prediction
numbers used to describe what is observed
a) quantitative data b) qualitative data c) algorithms d) prediction
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