Glossary of physical science chp. 2

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control group
in an experiment, the group that experiences no change in the variable
the process of testing the correctness of a solution
in a controlled experiment the factor that is deliberately changed or altered
a partially verified idea that ties together a number of different observations
experimental group
the group in which the variable is altered
an answer that seems to best fit the data analysis
an educated guess at the solution to a problem
looking for relationships among data
scientific method
a systematic way of solving a problem by making observations
a statement of a consistent pattern of phenomena in nature; a theory that has been verified through numerous experiments and observations
qualitative data
descriptive information not involving numbers
to put into groups
controlled experiment
an experiment that attempts to look at just one factor or variable that could help answer the original problem
quantitative data
measurable or numerical information

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