Flashcards - Methods of Scientific Inquiry

Flashcards - Methods of Scientific Inquiry
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Analysis is the process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts in order to gain a better understanding of it
An experiment is a procedure carried out to support, refute, or validate a hypothesis
A hypothesis is a proposed explanation for a phenomenon
scientific method
The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge
case study
A case study is about a person, group, or situation that has been studied over time
A model is a person with a role either to promote, display, or advertise commercial products or to serve as a visual aide for people who are creating works of art or to pose for photography
Simulation is the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time
Logic , originally meaning \"the word\" or \"what is spoken\" , is generally held to consist of the systematic study of the form of arguments
In mathematics, a sequence is an enumerated collection of objects in which repetitions are allowed
Observation is the active acquisition of information from a primary source
descriptive studies
Descriptive research is used to describe characteristics of a population or phenomenon being studied
controlled experiment
"Controlled Experiment" is an episode of the original The Outer Limits television show
Field studies
Field research or fieldwork is the collection of information outside a laboratory, library or workplace setting

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