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The Physical World 2: Scientific Method: Vocabulary

Terms

undefined, object
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descriptive information not involving numbers
qualitative data
measurable or numerical information
quantitative data
systematic use of observations to describe the physical universe
scientific method
attempts to look at just one key factor (variable) that could help answer the original problem
controlled experiment
a partially verified idea that relates a number of different observations
theory
an "educated guess" at the solution of a problem
hypothesis
the process of testing the correctness of a solution
verification
an absolute statement using "all" or "none"
universal statement
to put into groups
classify
an answer that seems to best fit the data analysis
conclusion
factor in an experiment that is deliberately changed or altered
variable
group in an experiment where the variable is altered
experimental group
group in an experiment that experiences no change in the variable
control group
a statement of a consistent pattern of phenomena in nature, or a theory that has been verified through numerous experiments and observations
law

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