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Scientific Method Unit

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Scientific Method Unit 40763 - BMS 110 - B

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Terms and key facts over the scientific methods and experiments in general.
Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences
Ivy J Fitzgerald
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Savannah Jungmeyer on Thursday August 11, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 40763 - BMS 110 - B at Missouri State University taught by Ivy J Fitzgerald in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences in Biomedical Sciences at Missouri State University.

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Date Created: 08/11/16
BMS 110 Chapter 1: Scientific Method Terms: Hypothesis-educated, proposed explanation Observations- active acquisitions of information pertaining to experiment subject Data- measurement Results- straight facts acquired during experiments Interpret- understand and explain the data relationship to the bigger picture Conclusion- final statement supporting or disproving the hypothesis Independent variable- the variable that is changed Dependent variable- the variable observed for changes Controlled variables- every other component of the experiment that stays the same across the board *Only one thing may change Testable- hypothesis able to have an experiment designed around it Falsifiable- can be proven wrong Null hypothesis- the independent variable has no relationship or effect on the dependent variable Alternative hypothesis- the independent variable effects the dependent variable YOU CANNOT PROVE A HYPOTHESIS; ONLY DISPROVE IT!! Blind experiment- one party does not know whether they are the experiment of the control group Double blind study- neither administrator or participant know who is the experiment or control. (helps prevent bias) Placebo- the control; regimen that should not affect the dependent variable. *Pharmacist (knows) > Doctor (doesn’t) > Patient (doesn’t) (helps control expectations that may cloud data) Sample size- (n): number observed *the higher the number the better, but must also be within reason by money and resources Quantitative- measurable qualities Qualitative- must be observed by the senses Statistically significant- if less than 5% (1 in 20) difference due to chance Accuracy- ability to measure the true number Precision- ability to group measurements Causation- one thing causes the other (cause and effect) Correlation- happen together with some kind of relationship Repeatability- create the same results in several experiments Reproducibility- recreating same results under different circumstances or other people Inductive reasoning- specific to general realization Deductive reasoning- general observation to specific Theory- well tested explanation and supported Model- a way of thinking about an explanation for a phenomenon which provides frame work for predictions for future reference Steps of the Scientific Method 1. Observe 2. Hypothesis 3. Experiment 4. Analyze and Draw 5. Collect and Draw 6. Conclusion 7. Communicate


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