What is Scientific Research?


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The systematic investigation of scientific theories and hypotheses is known as:

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1. A single assertion, a proposed explanation of something based on available knowledge, for something yet to be explained, one that is subject to further experimentation is called:

2. This is a process where scientific experts not connected to the study and experiment in question check it for scientific accuracy, proper methodology, and relevancy.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools can help you understand the process by which scientific theories are tested. The quiz will focus on testing your understanding of topics such as a proposition based on current scientific knowledge that is tested in an experiment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will go over:

  • The investigation of scientific theories and hypotheses
  • An explanation of something to be tested through an experiment
  • What a review of a study by scientists not connected to it is called
  • The key difference between science and pseudoscience
  • Statistically significant statements

Skills Practiced

As you go through these assessments, you can also practice:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the investigation of scientific theories and hypotheses
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the process where a research study is evaluated by scientists not connected to it
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as science and pseudoscience

Additional Learning

To gain access to even more information on how to conduct proper research, review the lesson titled What is Scientific Research. The lesson is designed to help you learn more about:

  • Identify the role of the scientific method in research
  • Know the importance of validating research studies
  • Define a falsifiable scientific statement