Flashcards - Principles and Procedures of Scientific Inquiry

Flashcards - Principles and Procedures of Scientific Inquiry
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population
A population is a summation of all the organisms of the same group or species, which live in a particular geographical area, and have the capability of interbreeding
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variable
In elementary mathematics, a variable is an alphabetic character representing a number, called the value of the variable, which is either arbitrary or not fully specified or unknown
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law
Law is a system of rules that are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior
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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
variable
In elementary mathematics, a variable is an alphabetic character representing a number, called the value of the variable, which is either arbitrary or not fully specified or unknown
population
A population is a summation of all the organisms of the same group or species, which live in a particular geographical area, and have the capability of interbreeding
sample
In statistics and quantitative research methodology, a data sample is a set of data collected and/or selected from a statistical population by a defined procedure
Inductive reasoning
Inductive reasoning is reasoning in which the premises are viewed as supplying strong evidence for the truth of the conclusion
theory
Theory is a contemplative and rational type of abstract or generalizing thinking, or the results of such thinking
observations
Observation is the active acquisition of information from a primary source
Simple random sampling
In statistics, a simple random sample is a subset of individuals chosen from a larger set
Stratified sampling
In statistics, stratified sampling is a method of sampling from a population
Leading zeros
A leading zero is any 0 digit that comes before the first nonzero digit in a number string in positional notation

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