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Flashcards - Scientific Inquiry & Methodology

Flashcards - Scientific Inquiry & Methodology
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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
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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 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
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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 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
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
precision
Precision is a description of random errors, a measure of statistical variability
natural law
Natural law is a philosophy that certain rights or values are inherent by virtue of human nature and can be universally understood through human reason
Science
Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe
scientific law
A scientific law is a statement based on repeated experimental observations that describes some aspects of the universe
theory
Theory is a contemplative and rational type of abstract or generalizing thinking, or the results of such thinking
error
An error is an action which is inaccurate or incorrect
scientific evidence
Scientific evidence is evidence which serves to either support or counter a scientific theory or hypothesis
pseudoscience
Pseudoscience is a term used to describe a claim, belief, or practice presented as scientific, but which does not adhere to the scientific method

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