Understanding Whether Given Evidence Supports a Conclusion


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Why is it important to evaluate the works of other scientists?

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1. In evaluating whether the scientific evidence provided supports the conclusions, what is the first thing to take into consideration?

2. Which of the following best describes the abstract of a scientific paper?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will help you gauge your knowledge of the strength of evidence that supports a given conclusion. See if you understand the components of data, why scientific work needs to be evaluated and the correct order of steps in determining if a conclusion is valid.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this interactive quiz, test yourself on:

  • Characteristics of data
  • Why it is necessary to evaluate scientists' work
  • Steps to take in the process of evaluating if evidence supports a conclusion

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - verify your understanding of the information provided in the lesson about whether evidence supports a conclusion
  • Defining key concepts - be sure you know the definition of key terms such as abstract
  • Information recall - recollect important facts about the steps involved in evaluating evidentiary support of a given conclusion

Additional Learning

If you'd like to know more about how to verify that evidence does or does not support a conclusion, read the corresponding lesson called Understanding Whether Given Evidence Supports a Conclusion. The lesson reviews the following objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of evaluating the validity of scientific works
  • Find conclusions in a scientific paper
  • Examine data thoroughly and correctly
  • Understand scientists' role in producing accurate experimental results