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science words

Bias is an inclination to present or hold a partial perspective at the expense of (possibly equally valid) alternatives. Anything biased generally is one-sided, and therefore lacks a neutral point of view. Bias can come in many forms.
conclusion when a statement or question comes to an answer; when an idea or thought is settled.
constant situation or state of affairs that does not change
control The power to influence or direct people's behavior or the course of events.
data Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis.
dependent variable A variable (often denoted by y) whose value depends on that of another.
evidence The available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.
experiment A scientific procedure undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis, or demonstrate a known fact.
hypothesis A supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.
independent variable A variable (often denoted by x) whose variation does not depend on that of another.
inference A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning.
model A three-dimensional representation of a person or thing or of a proposed structure, typically on a smaller scale than the original
observation The action or process of observing something or someone carefully or in order to gain information.
scientific method A method of procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses
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