Data Collection & Analysis in Science Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why can popularizing scientific ideas be a problem sometimes?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT a complaint scientists sometimes have about the media?

Question 3 3. Why do scientists have differing opinions about what the same set of data means?

Question 4 4. What is one benefit of scientists disagreeing about the meaning of experimental data?

Question 5 5. Which axis is the horizontal axis?

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Question 6 6. Which type of chart plots the relationship between dependent and independent variables?

Question 7 7. Which of the following sources can be used for an overview of a topic when first starting a research paper?

Question 8 8. Which of the following should always be included in a summary?

Question 9 9. When would you use ANOVA?

Question 10 10. What is something that you need to consider when planning your experiment?

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Question 11 11. In order to make a good inference from a set of quantitative data about human behavior, the population size used to gather the data should be:

Question 12 12. Accurate inferences can be made from:

Question 13 13. Which of the following is a reason that scientists use models?

Question 14 14. Which of the following can be used to generate predictive data?

Question 15 15. A researcher needs to understand if a new type of antidepressant medication works when compared to people not taking it. This is an example of which kind of study?

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Question 16 16. Surveys are done to understand

Question 17 17. Which of the following qualifies as a source?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is a benefit of print sources?

Question 19 19. Which technique is a quantitative research technique?

Question 20 20. Quantitative analysis focuses on what?

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Question 21 21. In evaluating whether the scientific evidence provided supports the conclusions, what is the first thing to take into consideration?

Question 22 22. Which of the following best describes the abstract of a scientific paper?

Question 23 23. The validity of a source refers to:

Question 24 24. Which of the following would be considered a reliable source?

Question 25 25. A student sets up a physics experiment to test the relationship between voltage and current. With a 3 volt battery he measures a current of 0.1 amps. When he increases the voltage to 6 volts the current reads 0.2A. What type of relationship exists between voltage and current?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is a pattern in a scientific investigation?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a reason the 1998 paper linking vaccines to autism was debunked?

Question 28 28. You run an experiment to test which brand of food your dog prefers. You offer her three different brands of food at each meal, presenting them all at the same time (so that she does not just prefer the one that comes first!). Three weeks of data collection indicate that she ate Brand C more often than Brand A or Brand B. What can you conclude from these results?

Question 29 29. Which type of chart illustrates relationships between concepts or steps in a process?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is one way to organize information in a summary?

Data Collection & Analysis in Science Chapter Exam Instructions

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