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MTLE Middle Level Science: Principles of Scientific Inquiry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In a study, a group of mice are put into a maze with multiple paths and options. The time it takes each mouse to complete the maze and the path taken are recorded. This is an example of a(n) _____ study.

Question 2 2. Which of these agencies provides guidelines for using animals in experiments and research?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is a biological specimen?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT something one needs to consider when conducting an experiment?

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

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Question 6 6. What is precision (or reproducibility) in a science experiment?

Question 7 7. The traditional interpretation of the Scientific Revolution begins and ends with which two thinkers?

Question 8 8. Which type of chart illustrates relationships between concepts or steps in a process?

Question 9 9. Which type of chart plots the relationship between dependent and independent variables?

Question 10 10. To the knowledge of which of the following did Galileo NOT make a substantial contribution?

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Question 11 11. José wants to calculate a correlation; which of the following graphs should he use?

Question 12 12. What does an autoclave do?

Question 13 13. What must happen if an animal is used in research and its life must be terminated?

Question 14 14. Imagine you are looking at a graph that shows a correlational line moving from the bottom left corner of the graph to the upper right corner. Which correlation coefficient below would best represent the pattern of data while remaining within the possible range of correct calculations?

Question 15 15. The bottom line of an Institutional Review Board is to protect the rights and _____ of those involved in the experiment

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Question 16 16. If you conduct an experiment and the hypothesis can't be confirmed, what should you do?

Question 17 17. The measure or assessment of consistency of scores across time or different contexts is called _____.

Question 18 18. Which physiologist conducted research experiments using dogs that provided substantial advances in the field of psychology and human behavior?

Question 19 19. 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.

Question 20 20. 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:

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Question 21 21. Alyssa wants to support a hypothesis of causation between how much a child has been read to before the age of 5 and their IQ level. She wants to collect data by conducting a survey of parents of grade school students and comparing it to the reported IQ levels of the students. Which type of study and variables does she need to use?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT true about biological specimens?

Question 23 23. Which one of the following coefficients indicates the strongest relationship between two variables while remaining within the possible range of correct calculations?

Question 24 24. Which one of the following coefficients indicates that the two variables of interest move in opposite directions while remaining within the possible range of correct calculations?

Question 25 25. Which axis is the horizontal axis?

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Question 26 26. To properly determine risk, what needs to be completed before IRB can review your study?

Question 27 27. In a good quality science experiment, how many variables change?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is true about working with biological specimens?

Question 29 29. How do satellites benefit society?

Question 30 30. Bob proposed that the more you exercise, the more likely you are to be promoted at your job. He reviewed the exercise regimens of coworkers who were promoted and those that were not. In this example, exercise is a(n) _____ variable, and job status is a(n)_____ variable.

MTLE Middle Level Science: Principles of Scientific Inquiry Chapter Exam Instructions

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