Flashcards in Unit 1 Vocab - Biology Deck (16):
The act of noticing and describing events or processes in a careful, orderly way.
A logical interpretation based on what scientists already know.
A scientific explanation for a set of observations that can be tested in ways that support or reject it.
An experiment where an experimental group is compared with a control group or reject it.
Independent variable (IV)
The variable that is varied or manipulated by the researcher.
Dependent variable (DV)
The variable that is measured in an experiment (in response to IV).
A group in an experiment that is taken through the entire experiment except the presence of the independent variable.
An explanation that is broad in scope, generates new hypothesis, and is supported by a large body of evidence.
A personal viewpoint or preference rather than scientific.
The scientific study life.
A representation of a theory or process; it can take many forms, including diagrams, graphs, 3D objects, computer programs, or mathematical equations.
A type of logic in which generalizations are based on a large number of specific observations.
A type of logic in which specific results are predicted from a general premise.
Observational data gatherer using measurement tools and recorded as a number.