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Observation and Data Collection Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What are the two factors that help you judge the worth of an article?

Question 2 2. When evaluating the reliability and credibility of a website as a source, what is the institute that hosts the website called?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is true about potential safety hazards in experiments?

Question 4 4. What are the two factors that help you judge the credibility of an article?

Question 5 5. What does it mean to assess potential safety risks in your experiment?

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Question 6 6.

You complete an experiment where you measure the height of the kitchen table. Later, a scientist comes in with an incredibly accurate laser scanner, and tells you that the real height is 0.9 meters. Which of the following sets of data is the most PRECISE or REPRODUCIBLE?

Dataset 1: 0.9, 1.1, 0.7, 0.6, 1.2, 0.9, 1.0, 0.8, 0.7, 1.1

Dataset 2: 0.4, 0.2, 0.8, 0.9, 0.5, 0.1, 0.3, 0.9, 0.8

Dataset 3: 1.2, 1.2, 1.3, 1.2, 1.3, 1.2, 1.2, 1.3, 1.2

Question 7 7. What is accuracy in a science experiment?

Question 8 8. Sarah is doing scholarly research on a technical topic. What type of search engine would likely yield the best results for her work?

Question 9 9. What do we call the ideal words used when typing in a search box?

Question 10 10. Basic safety rules are:

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Question 11 11. What is precision (or reproducibility) in a science experiment?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is an example of a general search engine?

Question 13 13. Jim is writing a report on the Washington Monument. When he uses a search engine, he is pointed to resources about various monuments throughout Washington, DC, and the state of Washington. Which item listed below should Jim use to help him find sites useful in his research?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is a factor to consider when thinking about experimental safety?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is an example of PPE?

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Question 16 16.

You complete an experiment where you measure the height of the kitchen table. Later, a scientist comes in with an incredibly accurate laser scanner, and tells you that the real height is 0.9 meters. Which of the following sets of data is the most ACCURATE?

Dataset 1: 0.9, 1.1, 0.7, 0.6, 1.2, 0.9, 1.0, 0.8, 0.7, 1.1

Dataset 2: 0.4, 0.2, 0.8, 0.9, 0.5, 0.1, 0.3, 0.9, 0.8

Dataset 3: 1.2, 1.2, 1.3, 1.2, 1.3, 1.2, 1.2, 1.3, 1.2

Question 17 17. Kelly wants to know about fashion trends started by Run DMC. Which item listed below should Kelly use to help her find sites useful in her research?

Question 18 18. Why are the recency and verifiability of sources important factors in the production of an article?

Question 19 19. What name is given to a piece of research which is reviewed by experts in a field review before it is published in an academic periodical?

Question 20 20. In a good quality science experiment, how many variables change?

Observation and Data Collection Chapter Exam Instructions

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