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Ch.1 Section 3 Vocab

Scientific Method The series of steps followed to solve problems
Observation The act of perceiving a natural occurrence that causes someone to pose a question
Hypothesis An educated guess
Prediction A statement that forecasts what would happen in a test situation if the hypothesis were true
Experiment A procedure that is carried out under controlled conditions to discover something
Control Group Provides a normal standard against what is being tested
Experimental Group Is identical to the control group except for the independent variable
Independent Variable The factor that is deliberately manipulated
Dependent Variable The factor that changes as a result of manipulation in an experiment
Theory When a set of related hypotheses are confirmed to be true many times
Peer Review The process in which experts on a given field examine the results and conclusions of a scientist's study before publication
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