Flashcards in The Scientific Method Deck (20)
What are groups?
Population collection of similar individuals.
What are Experimental Groups?
They are the groups that receive the manipulated variable.
What is a control group?
Identical in every way Except they will Not receive the manipulated variable. They will stay the same throughout
Why do we need these two groups? (Experimental & Control)
To get a side by side comparison with the original. Basis to observe & measure change.
Why is it important to get rid of Bias?
To get the truest study, one must remove previous opinions.
What are ways to remove Bias?
Placebo or fake pill or treatment
What is a single blind study?
Participants don't know if they are the control or the experimental group.
What is a double blind study?
Researchers & participants dont know which group is which. These tend to be the most honest studies.
What is the difference between cause and effect relationships & correlation?
Correlation happens simultaneously, the relationship between them is coinsiding. (one goes up other goes up) (one goes down other goes down)
Cause & effect.
One variable causes the direct change in the other variable.
List the steps of the scientific method..
2. Ask a question
3. Form a Hypothesis
4. Consult excising information available
5. Design an experiment
6. Collect Data
7. Draw a conclusion
How many steps are there in the scientific method?
What is the 1st step in the scientific method?
What is the 2nd step in the scientific method?
Ask a question
What is the 3rd step in the scientific method?
Form a hypothesis
What is the 4th step in the scientific method
Consult exciting information
What is the 5th step of the scientific method?
design an experiment
What is the 6th step of the scientific method?
What is the 7th step of the scientific method
Accept or reject your hypothesis