How Scientific Objectivity Influences Scientific Progress


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Which best describes objectivity?

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1. Which is NOT a limitation in science?

2. When is it important to remain objective in science?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following questions will let you gauge your knowledge of objectivity and how it affects scientific research. Questions will ask you to define key terms and apply your knowledge of research methods.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions, you'll assess your understanding of:

  • What objectivity is
  • What are and are not limitations in science
  • When remaining objective is most important

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what scientific assumptions are
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as objectivity
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why ghosts cannot be studied scientifically

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about pursuing scientific research, read the lesson titled How Scientific Objectivity Influences Scientific Progress. It will help you understand concepts like the following:

  • How bias can impact an experiment's results
  • What you must do when creating a hypothesis
  • How current research builds on the knowledge and experiments of the past