Flashcards - Nature of Scientific Inquiry

Flashcards - Nature of Scientific Inquiry
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experiment
An experiment is a procedure carried out to support, refute, or validate a hypothesis
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analysis
Analysis is the process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts in order to gain a better understanding of it
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scientific method
The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge
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hypothesis
A hypothesis is a proposed explanation for a phenomenon
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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
analysis
Analysis is the process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts in order to gain a better understanding of it
experiment
An experiment is a procedure carried out to support, refute, or validate a hypothesis
law
Law is a system of rules that are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior
observations
Observation is the active acquisition of information from a primary source
theory
Theory is a contemplative and rational type of abstract or generalizing thinking, or the results of such thinking
ecological validity
In research, the ecological validity of a study means that the methods, materials and setting of the study must approximate the real-world that is being examined
reliable across samples
Reliability in statistics and psychometrics is the overall consistency of a measure

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