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Experimental Design

TermDefinition
Control The group in an experiment not exposed to the independent variable
Control Group In an experiment, a group that is similar to the group being tested but does not receive the factor being studied allowing for a comparison when results are evealuated
Dependant Variable An event studied in an experiment that is expected to change the independent variable
Experiment a scientific method to testing a hypothesis
Experimental Groups The groups exposed to the variable in a control experiment
Hypothesis Suggested answer to a question
Independant Variable Variable that is changed in the experiment to measure it's effect on the dependant variable
Procedure A series of steps taken in an experiment
Reliability Yielding the same compatible results in different experimental trials
Sample Size A smaller group of a whole intended to give accurate representation of their group in an experiment
Scientific Method A methodical approach to designing and preforming an experiment
Therory Is a hypothesis that has not been proven incorrect over many tests
Validity Correctly inferred or deduced from premise
Conclusions Made from interpretations often resulting in new questions and predictions
Created by: Raquel Wicks