Biology 104 Notes-Chapter 1
Biology 104 Notes-Chapter 1 BIO 104
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Biology 104 Notes Chapter 1 Science is a Process 0 is defined as a way of knowing and a method of determining answers to previously unanswered questions due to uncertainties about results from an experiment neverending process The process of understanding the information you are analyzing is based on not always conjecture o is an observation on an experiment that does not provide scientific or systematic tests this evidence is usually interesting and fun to read about in the news however it is not always reliable because of the way the experiment was conducted despite that being said anecdotal evidence can eventually lead to a question Evidence must obey the laws of nature 0 for science is similar to any other sort of peer review for any other subject a scientist reviews his or her work before having it published to ensure the appropriate information and design re ects the work of the scientists involved 0 A is an explanation for a specific observation or question not all possible explanations will be scientific o Testable vs Falsifiable is where or not a hypothesis can be supported or rejected by experiments and observational studies is a hypothesis that can be taken out of the experiment because it does not begin to answer the hypothesis 0 If a hypothesis is wrong it can be rejected or simply throw out of possible explanations 0 An is a carefully designed test the results of which will either support or reject a hypothesis 0 Experimental Group vs Control Group is a group that has been manipulated by the experiment the intention is to change is the group in the experiment that stays the same and is not manipulated in any way the control group serves as the basis of comparison for the experiment 0 A is a group of the experiment that has nothing done to it it is different from the control group because it is a fake treatment plan given to control groups to mimic the experience of the experimental groups 0 The is the factor in the experiment that is deliberately changed in the experimental group 0 The is the factor in the experiment that is measured result of an experiment analyzed in both the experiment and control group Size Matters is the number of experimental subjects or the number of times an experiment is repeated in studies involving humans sample size is the number of participants More participants more evidence more con dence Statistical Significance is the measure of confidence that the evidence the scientists collect are real and not due to chance The more the better When hearing statistics it s important to keep in mind the sample sizepopulation Science is constantly changing day to day one day the hypothesis is accepted the next day it s rejected is an explanation of the natural world that s supported by a large body of evidence and has never been disproved are great ideas based on a person s experience and knowledge Finding Patterns Controlled lab experiments are how scientists answer questions through careful observations and comparisons of phenomena that exist in nature 9 creates data that can be analyzed is the study of patterns of disease in populations including risk factors Epidemiology 9 epidemic Advantages to Epidemiology 1 relatively inexpensive 2 study factors that are considered harmful 3 power of numberstime Correlation vs Causation correlation is a consistent relationship between two variables example higher temperatures cause more murders causation is the relationship between cause and effect example something about higher temperature cause more murders References Works Cited Shuster Michele Janet Vigna Matthew Tontonoz and Gunj an SinhaBiology for a Changing World with Physiology New York City WH Freeman 2014 Print
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