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Science SPS

Science Vocabulary Terms (Unit A)

What does Clinical Trial mean? A part of a medical study that tests the safety and effectiveness of a drug or treatment on people. Clinical Trial
What does Control mean? Part of an experiment that is not being tested and is used for comparison. Control
What does Data mean? Information gathered from observations. Data
What does Dependent Variable mean? The variable that is measured in an experiment. Dependent Variable
What does Ethics mean? A person's sense of right and wrong. Ethics
What does Evidence mean? Information and facts that help prove something. Evidence
What does Hypothesis mean? A prediction that can be tested. Hypothesis
What does Independent Variable mean? Variable that is changed in an experiment. Independent Variable
What does Inference mean? Logical conclusion based on observations. Inference
What does Informed Consent mean? Agreement by a patient to participate in an Experiment after they understand the risks involved. Informed Consent
What does Observation mean? Information that you obtain through your senses. Observation
What does Placebo mean? A substance which contains no medicine, but which the receiver believes is a medicine. Placebo
What does Placebo Effect mean? The response of patients to a treatment even though it has no active ingredient. Placebo Effect
What does Qualitative mean? An observation made without measurement; descriptive data. Qualitative
What does Quantitative mean? Data that is measurable; observations based on numbers. Quantitative
What does Range mean? The limits between which variation is possible. Range
What does Reproducible mean? Describes an experiment that produces similar results each time. Reproducible
What does Sample Size mean? Number of subjects observed in an experiment. Sample Size
What does Scientific Method mean? A series of steps that scientists use to answer questions and solve problems. Scientific Method
What does Trade-Off mean? Alternative that must be given up when one choice is made rather than another. Trade-Off
What does Variable mean? Something in an experiment that can change. Variable
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