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Ch 1: CEOE Physical Science: Inquiry & Research Methods

About This Chapter

In order to perform your best on the CEOE Physical Science exam, you need to review the study content in this chapter. It will help you further develop your research skills and knowledge.

CEOE Physical Science: Inquiry & Research Methods - Chapter Summary

Taking a look through the lessons in this chapter gives you the ability to understand more about research methods and correctly answer questions on them when you take the CEOE Physical Science exam. These topics will also be covered in great detail:

  • Science and scientific research
  • Integration of different scientific disciplines
  • Steps used in the scientific method
  • True experimental designs
  • Different research variables
  • Deductive vs. inductive reasoning
  • Utilizing scientific technology in experiments

Our lessons average between five and ten minutes in length and are available for viewing anytime on a computer or mobile device. They're led by expert instructors who use animations and real world examples to make their points. If you have questions, it's easy to contact our experts for help.

CEOE Physical Science: Inquiry & Research Methods Chapter Objectives

In order to acquire a certification in Oklahoma as a physical science teacher, you need to pass the CEOE subject exam. It contains three subareas that assess your knowledge of scientific topics. All of the topics in this chapter are part of the subarea 1 section of the test, which comprises 24% of the entire exam.

You will be asked to answer 80 multiple-choice questions and complete a constructed-response task on the exam. It's smart to take advantage of our multiple-choice lesson quizzes because they can help you determine if you are ready for the actual exam.

13 Lessons in Chapter 1: CEOE Physical Science: Inquiry & Research Methods
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The Nature of Science

1. The Nature of Science

This lesson will explore the basic nature of science. It will distinguish science from pseudoscience and hypothesis from theory and natural law; it will give plenty of examples of each.

Integration & Interdependence Among Scientific Disciplines

2. Integration & Interdependence Among Scientific Disciplines

In this lesson, we'll be looking at how different scientific disciplines are interrelated. We'll talk about how science and technology work together through the fields of chemistry, biology, and Earth science.

What is Scientific Research?

3. What is Scientific Research?

This lesson will discuss important components of scientific research, including the scientific method, peer review, statistical significance, and more!

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

4. The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

The scientific method is more than just hypotheses and experiments. In this lesson, we'll explore the themes and variations that make up the world of science.

Developing a Scientific Hypothesis

5. Developing a Scientific Hypothesis

This video describes how to create a hypothesis and includes the three main things needed to create a strong hypothesis. You'll learn how to make a clear statement that can be both tested and measured.

What is the Scientific Theory? - Definition, Characteristics & Example

6. What is the Scientific Theory? - Definition, Characteristics & Example

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition and characteristics of a scientific theory and understand how theories are formulated. You'll see examples of scientific theories, and after the lesson you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

True Experimental Design

7. True Experimental Design

Experiments are the classic way to conduct research in almost any field of study. But do you know how true experiments really work? This lesson explains the details of experimental design, such as different types of samples, control groups and independent vs. dependent variables.

Sampling Techniques In Scientific Investigations

8. Sampling Techniques In Scientific Investigations

We can learn a lot by gathering information from a small subset of a larger group. By sampling this smaller group, scientists can save time and money while still gaining a good understanding of the population as a whole.

What Are The Different Kinds of Research Methods?

9. What Are The Different Kinds of Research Methods?

This lesson will go over some important research methods, including observation, correlation, and experimentation, as well as examples of each type of methodology.

Research Variables: Dependent, Independent, Control, Extraneous & Moderator

10. Research Variables: Dependent, Independent, Control, Extraneous & Moderator

This lesson explores the terminology of experimental design. What are variables? How do they influence each other? Is it possible that you are seeing connections that don't actually exist?

Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning: Differences & Examples

11. Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning: Differences & Examples

This lesson explores the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning in the form of psychological experiments. In addition to defining these terms, the lesson gives examples to explain how this reasoning is applied.

Scientific Research & Technological Advancements: Risks & Benefits

12. Scientific Research & Technological Advancements: Risks & Benefits

How are science and technology related? What are the risks and benefits of technological advancement? Learn about how technology has improved our lives and created potential problems. After, take a quiz to see how your knowledge has advanced.

Using Technology in Scientific Experiments & Analysis

13. Using Technology in Scientific Experiments & Analysis

How is technology used in scientific experiments? How is it used to analyze data? Learn about how science and technology are related, and then take a quiz to see what you've picked up.

Chapter Practice Exam
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