FTCE Biology: Research Methods Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A scientist is running a test of her hypothesis. Which step of the scientific method is she executing?

Question 2 2. If a statement is statistically significant, then:

Question 3 3. Which of the following summarizes an accepted hypothesis tested by many scientists?

Question 4 4. Oswald Avery used _____ in order to rule out protein as the transforming principle in the Avery-Griffith experiment.

Question 5 5. The systematic investigation of scientific theories and hypotheses is known as:

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Question 6 6. If a research study is so specific and strange that it does not have any real world application, we can say that the study has a low level of _____.

Question 7 7. A key difference between science and religion, astrology, and pseudoscience is that scientific statements are:

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT one of the six key steps of the scientific method?

Question 9 9. In order for a scientist's work to be accepted, other scientists must be able to _____ the experiment.

Question 10 10. What were Oswald Avery's objective results in the Avery-Griffith experiment?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT true about science?

Question 12 12. The measure or assessment of consistency of scores across time or different contexts is called _____.

Question 13 13. A group of researchers want to make sure that any results they find in a particular group of participants would also be true for other people, in other places, in studies with other researchers. If a study can do this, we can say that the study has a high level of _____.

Question 14 14. A controlled experiment tests how many variables at one time?

Question 15 15. Oswald Avery ruled out RNA as the transforming principle by using _____ in the Avery-Griffith experiment..

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Question 16 16. Oswald Avery answered the question he set out to investigate by showing that _____ was the transforming principle in the Avery-Griffith experiment.

Question 17 17. At what step in the scientific method does a scientist propose the problem that he or she wants to solve?

Question 18 18.

An empty container has a mass of 62.000 grams. You fill it with 24.6 mL of a liquid. The final mass of the container is 81.34 grams. What is the density of the liquid to the correct number of significant figures?

(density of the liquid = mass of the liquid divided by the volume of liquid)

Question 19 19. This is a process where scientific experts not connected to the study and experiment in question check it for scientific accuracy, proper methodology, and relevancy.

Question 20 20. A research study where the cause-effect conclusions are accurate, and there are no other possible explanations for the results, has a high level of _____ validity.

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Question 21 21. In the Avery-Griffith experiment, Oswald Avery knew that the sugar coat was NOT the transforming principle because transformation occurred when _____ was ABSENT.

Question 22 22. If you add 50.0 mL of water to a beaker containing 22 mL of water, then how much water do you have in the beaker?

Question 23 23. Simge's guinea pig weighs exactly 560. grams. Which of the following most accurately expresses the weight of Simge's guinea pig in scientific notation?

Question 24 24. Which is a process that requires feedback from the scientific community?

Question 25 25. An experiment should show that a hypothesis is either:

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is viewed as scientific fact with no exceptions?

Question 27 27. How many significant figures are in 54,050?

Question 28 28. A single assertion, a proposed explanation of something based on available knowledge, for something yet to be explained, one that is subject to further experimentation is called:

Question 29 29.

The area of a rectangle can be found by multiplying its length by its width. What is the area of a rectangle that is 5.6 cm in length and 9.24 cm wide?

Report your answer with the correct number of significant figures.

Question 30 30. A researcher performed a study in which she concluded that children who have parents who read to them at home have better reading skills at school. However, she only included children in the top reading level at school, and no children who have trouble reading. Because she only included one group, and not all groups of children, her study probably has a low level of _____.

FTCE Biology: Research Methods Chapter Exam Instructions

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