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Ch.1 Process of Science

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Ch.1 Process of Science BSC 1005

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Biology notes for Ch.1 pages 1-15
BIOL 1005-010
Diane Lowell
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Brooke Notetaker on Tuesday August 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to BSC 1005 at Florida Atlantic University taught by Diane Lowell in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 250 views. For similar materials see BIOL 1005-010 in Science at Florida Atlantic University.


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Date Created: 08/23/16
Process of Science (Pages 1- 15)  Science - is the WAY of knowing, a METHOD of seeking answers to questions on the basis of observation and experiment  Anecdotal Evidence - Is an informal observation - Not reliable because based on systematic study  Peer Review - The review of a scientific article before it is presented to the public - Reliable resource - Must have the sources and any conflicts of interest  Hypothesis - Possible answer to a question under investigation - Testable - Falsifiable o Falsifiable- established or rejected by experiment - Can never be proven true - Can only be supported with evidence  Experimental Group - Those that are receiving the factor being tested  Control Group - Basis of comparison  Placebo - When participants don’t know which group they are assigned too  Independent Variable - Factor being changed in a deliberate way  Dependant Variable - The measured result of the experiment  Sample size - Number of individuals participating in a study - Number of time an experiment or set of observations is repeated  Statistical Evidence - Not due to chance in an experiment - The larger the sample size the closer it is to getting statistical evidence  Epidemiology - Study of patterns of diseases including risk factors  Correlation - It is a link between one thing and another  Randomized Clinical Trial - Controlled medical experiment - Randomly chosen for either an experimental treatment or standard


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