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# bio204.s1.d04

### cava bio 204 s1.d04 scientific processes 2

Scientists plan what kind of [...] to gather when they design experiments. Scientists plan what kind of data to gather when they design experiments.
Data can be [qu-] or [qu-]. Data can be quantitative or qualitative.
[qu-] means number, or amount. quantity means number, or amount.
[qu-] refers to characteristics or traits. quality refers to characteristics or traits.
Data is the plural form of [...] (as single piece of information) Data is the plural form of datum (as single piece of information)
The '[...] variable' is any variable that scientists change, tweak, or monkey around with. The 'independent variable' is any variable that scientists change, tweak, or monkey around with.
The '[...] variable' is the variable that scientists think might be affected by changing, tweaking, or monkeying around with the 'independent variable'. The 'dependent variable' is the variable that scientists think might be affected by changing, tweaking, or monkeying around with the 'independent variable'.
The names 'independent variable' and 'dependent variable' make it sound like the dependent variable depends on the independent one and not the other way around. But this is just a [...] you are testing. There may be no relationship at all! The names 'independent variable' and 'dependent variable' make it sound like the dependent variable depends on the independent one and not the other way around. But this is just a hypothesis you are testing. There may be no relationship at all!
Møller and his team changed the length of male swallow tails (the [...] variable), to see if it would affect the number of offspring those birds had (the '[...]' variable). Møller and his team changed the length of male swallow tails (the independent variable), to see if it would affect the number of offspring those birds had (the 'dependent' variable).
Most scientific journals are '[...]-reviewed', meaning that other scientists in the field (the [-s]) review each article to make the authors followed sound scientific methods. Most scientific journals are 'peer-reviewed', meaning that other scientists in the field (the peers) review each article to make the authors followed sound scientific methods.
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