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Principles and Procedures of Scientific Inquiry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. An experiment should show that a hypothesis is either:

Question 2 2. What are the two key points of simple random sampling?

Question 3 3. Which rule describes the very first thing you should do when encountering a problem involving a graph or chart?

Question 4 4. The results of an experiment indicate that owning pets reduces a participant's stress. Therefore, it is concluded that there is some type of relationship between stress levels and pet ownership. Which of the following best describes this type of reasoning?

Question 5 5. Which best describes a population?

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Question 6 6. Scientific theories are used to advance scientific _____.

Question 7 7. A hypothesis is _____.

Question 8 8. A scientist is running a test of her hypothesis. Which step of the scientific method is she executing?

Question 9 9. Looking at the graph below, which of the following statements is NOT true?

Question 10 10. A scientific theory started as a scientific_____.

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Question 11 11. An experiment begins with the researcher believing that couches cause an increase in laziness of participants. He then attempts to find participants with couches and determines their laziness level. Which of the following best describes this type of reasoning?

Question 12 12. The highest level of scientific experiment is:

Question 13 13. Convert 8.06 x 10^-1 to standard notation.

Question 14 14. You are conducting a political survey in a neighborhood and decide that after randomly selecting a start point, you will sample every 15th house on the street. What type of sampling will you be using for this survey?

Question 15 15. Which rule describes what you should do when you're ready to read a multiple-choice question?

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Question 16 16. A scientific experiment is:

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. You conduct a study of reaction times by placing a plastic spider on a person's chair right before they sit down and recording their reaction time. You repeat the study, but this time you yell ''SPIDER!'' right before the person sits down and again measure their reaction time. Why can your yelling ''SPIDER!'' be considered a moderating variable?

Question 19 19. A group of researchers are studying how plants grow in very harsh climates. During one of their experiments, they accidentally left the window open for 2 hours, causing that group to have the best results. In this scenario, what variable is sunlight?

Question 20 20. An independent variable is:

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Question 21 21. This type of research can be broken down into naturalistic and participant:

Question 22 22. Which of the following summarizes an accepted hypothesis tested by many scientists?

Question 23 23. A controlled experiment tests how many variables at one time?

Question 24 24. One difference between a _____ is testing over time.

Question 25 25. Which rule allows you to get oriented to the information in the problem?

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Question 26 26. Convert 1.763 x 10^2 to standard notation.

Question 27 27. A dependent variable:

Question 28 28. During an exam, what should you do if you're having trouble visualizing the line graph that matches your data table?

Question 29 29. Which is a process that requires feedback from the scientific community?

Question 30 30. A researcher wants to figure out if uncomfortable seats in a classroom will increase the research participant's attention to the lesson and decrease their fidgeting. Why are attention level and fidgeting the dependent variable?

Principles and Procedures of Scientific Inquiry Chapter Exam Instructions

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