Flashcards in Practical Vocabulary Deck (10):

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## independent variable

### one under investigation, changed systematically and for which we can choose different values

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## dependent variable

### one we mearsure to judge the effect of changing the independent variable

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## control variable

### kept constant to ensure a fair test is carried out

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## range

### the minimumand maximun values for the independent jor the dependent variable.

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## interval

### difference chosen between consecutive values of the independent variable

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## anomalous result

### a rusult that does not follow an established pattern

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## precise results

### results in which each set of repeat readings are grouped closely together

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## accurate results

### results that reflect the true value of a quantity

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## random error

### cause results to fluctuate around a mean value. The results are made more reliable by making a number of readings and averaging them. e.g. human error

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