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Scientific Inquiry Process Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When would you use ANOVA?

Question 2 2. When is the best time to consider what analysis to examine your data with?

Question 3 3. Vera is interested in predicting how well students will do in college math. In order to gather data, she gives a fraction test to different groups of students. Vera's assistant, Rob, expresses his concern that giving the students a test with only fractions will not tell them much about the students' more general ability in math. For which threat to external validity is Rob expressing his concern?

Question 4 4. Laura wants to be sure that the results of her study can be generalized to the world at large. What aspect of her study is Laura looking to increase?

Question 5 5. How many significant figures does 0.00100 have?

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Question 6 6. Which of these is most accurate?

Question 7 7. Why does random error occur in data collection?

Question 8 8. Why do we control for certain variables?

Question 9 9. Which type of chart compares data with relative percentages?

Question 10 10. Which type of chart illustrates relationships between concepts or steps in a process?

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Question 11 11. If a desk drawer contains seven yellow pencils and three green pencils, the ratio of yellow pencils to green pencils is _____.

Question 12 12. If a scientist wanted to examine the mathematical relationship between two sets of quantitative data, which task should the scientist perform first?

Question 13 13. Which of the following describes a scientific investigation?

Question 14 14. If you conduct an experiment and the hypothesis can't be confirmed, what should you do?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is true about conclusions drawn from experimental data?

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Question 16 16. What does it mean to draw logical conclusions from experimental data?

Question 17 17. You measure the length of a fish 6 times. Each time you find it to be 125 cm long. In reality, the fish is actually 135 cm long. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements is true about random error?

Question 19 19. Which of the following summarizes an accepted hypothesis tested by many scientists?

Question 20 20. A controlled experiment tests how many variables at one time?

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Question 21 21. What is bias?

Question 22 22. Which of the following scenarios shows a proper scientific investigation?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT an example of a potential use of a computer model?

Question 24 24. Why do scientists revise models?

Question 25 25. What does IACUC stand for?

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Question 26 26. Animals have been sacrificed for people's needs to understand physiological processes for how long?

Question 27 27. Which of the following does a hypothesis describe?

Question 28 28. Which of the following should you NOT do in a hypothesis?

Question 29 29. If you are measuring daily plant growth, which might be an appropriate tool to use to collect those measurements?

Question 30 30. Greg is doing an experiment in which he gives his group of subjects the first treatment, gathers data, gives the same group of subjects a second treatment, and then gathers data a second time. Which of the following might be a threat to the external validity of Greg's experiment?

Scientific Inquiry Process Chapter Exam Instructions

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