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Scientific Method

TermDefinition
Independent Variable (things you change) – A variable that is manipulated or changed to determine a relationship between two factors.
Dependent Variable (things you measure) – A factor whose values are determined by the independent variables.
Constants factors of an experiment that are kept the same and never change.
Control used as a standard of comparison, not experimented on.
Qualitative Data information that is hard to measure, count or describe in numbers (involves non-numerical qualities of an object).
Quantitative Data information that can be expressed in numbers. If information can be counted or measured then it is quantitative.
Purpose It describes the reason you are doing this experiment
Research when you gather information and materials needed for this lab. This is where you will also identify the independent and dependent variables and the constant.
Hypothesis is your educated guess/prediction as to what the results will be.
Procedures the steps used to design and perform an experiment.
Results the data that was collected and analyzed during the experiment.
Conclusion a summary or answer to the problem based on the data. Was your prediction correct?
Created by: lcochrane