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Science Reininga P 1

Hypothesis An explanation based on observed facts or an idea of how things work. (An educated guess)
Ethics A person's sense of right and wrong.
Evidence Information and facts that help prove something.
Observation Information you get from your senses.
Inference Logical conclusions based on observations.
Clinical Trial Research done on medicine to make sure that it is safe and effective.
Control Group A group in an experiment that is not tested and is used for comparison.
Placebo Fake medicine given to the control group in a clinical trial.
Sample Size The number of people in a clinical trial
Informed Consent Patients are informed of risks and agree to participate in a study.
Placebo Effect People believe they are getting a medicine (but they aren't) and they are getting better.
Reproducible An experiment that produces similar results each time.
Variable Something in an experiment that can change.
Independent Variable The variable that is being tested.
Dependent Variable The variable in an experiment that is measured. (Result)
Control Variable The variable(s) in an experiment that are kept the same.
Created by: CassidyD