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Experimental terms

Basic experimental terminology

QuestionAnswer
Control group The group that experiences constant variables
Dependent variable The observed variable that changes in response to the independent variable
Control The subject which does not experience the tested factor
Experiment A way to collect data or evidence that supports a hypothosis
Experiment group The group which experiences a variable factor
Hypothosis A suggested answer to a question
Independent variable The variable which is deliberately changed
Procedure A series of steps by which a desired result is accomplished
Reliability A degree of stability when an experiment is completed under identical conditions
Sample size Number of units to be studied
Scientific method A way in which all observable phenomena is compared to and verified by data obtained through controlled experiment
Theory When a hypothesis has been tested multiple times and the data seems to prove it
Validity The extent to which a test measures what it purports to measure
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