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scientific method

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What is biology The study of living things
An organism A living thing
What is the scientific method A process of investigation in which problems are identified and their explanations are tested by carrying out experiments
Observation Provide the basis for all facts
Hypothesis An educated guess based on observations
Experimentation Designed to test a hypothesis
Data Information gathered from experiments
Conclusion Data interpreted to reach a conclusion or result
Theory A hypothesis that has been supported by many different experiments
Principle A theory that has been shown to be valid when tested over a long period of time
What are the principles of experimentation Careful planning and design Ensure the experiment is safe Design a control experiment Experiments must be fair
Variable A factor that may change in an experiment
Control Used to provide a standard against which the actual experiment can be judged
What does ethical issues relate to Whether conduct is right or wrong
Name four ethical issues Medical issues Cloning of animals Origin of life Organ transplants
Name four limitations of the scientific method The extent of our basic knowledge Changes in nature Design of the experiment Accidental discoveries
Replicate A repeat of an experiment
Double blind testing When both parties don’t know the arrangements of the test
How can experiments be fair Large sample size Random selection Double blind testing Reporting the experiment so others can test it Others must be a able to replicate it
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