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Flashcards - Scientific Inquiry & Design

Flashcards - Scientific Inquiry & Design
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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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convenience sample
Convenience sampling is a type of non-probability sampling that involves the sample being drawn from that part of the population that is close to hand
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model

A model is based on a set of hypotheses describes and explains why a natural phenomenon occurs. (aka theory)

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experiment
An experiment is a procedure carried out to support, refute, or validate a hypothesis
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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
experiment
An experiment is a procedure carried out to support, refute, or validate a hypothesis
model

A model is based on a set of hypotheses describes and explains why a natural phenomenon occurs. (aka theory)

convenience sample
Convenience sampling is a type of non-probability sampling that involves the sample being drawn from that part of the population that is close to hand
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
inference
Inferences are steps in reasoning, moving from premises to conclusions
quantitative
In natural sciences and social sciences, quantitative research is the systematic empirical investigation of observable phenomena via statistical, mathematical or computational techniques
Science
Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe
observations
Observation is the active acquisition of information from a primary source
scientific law
A scientific law is a statement based on repeated experimental observations that describes some aspects of the universe
theory

In science, a theory explains reality and is generally accepted as truth. Theories are based on information from many different areas of study.

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