Ch 21: Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Scientific Reasoning

About This Chapter

Look through this engaging chapter to pick up more details about scientific reasoning. Working through it gives you a chance to prepare for the types of questions on the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test.

Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Scientific Reasoning - Chapter Summary

If you go through this chapter, the interactive lessons will take you deeper into the process of scientific reasoning. You will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the following topics:

  • Evaluating error and precision
  • Scientific research tools
  • The process of scientific investigation
  • Purposes of scientific observation
  • Experimental results
  • Hypothesis and failure of hypothesis
  • Scientific method steps

Our instructors have worked hard to put together the lessons in this chapter, which cover important details about scientific reasoning and related topics. If you want to ensure you are retaining the important material, be sure to take each lesson quiz and the exam at the end of the chapter.

Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Scientific Reasoning Chapter Objectives

Taking the Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test gives you a way to gauge your knowledge of different subject areas and determine whether you are ready to take on various roles in the health care field. The lessons and quizzes guide you in reviewing material on the Science portion of the exam, which makes up 32% of the test. Exam questions are multiple-choice. They require you to recall science-related material you learned previously and picked up in this chapter.

7 Lessons in Chapter 21: Discover Health Occupations Readiness Test: Scientific Reasoning
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How Scientific Observations Lead to Scientific Questioning

1. How Scientific Observations Lead to Scientific Questioning

Scientific observations are a major component of the scientific process because they lead scientists to ask questions about the world around them. These questions may then be refined with continued observation, or they may be tested through experimentation.

What is Scientific Investigation? - Definition, Steps & Examples

2. What is Scientific Investigation? - Definition, Steps & Examples

Scientific investigation is the way in which scientists and researchers use a systematic approach to answer questions about the world around us. Read on to find out more. A quiz is provided to test your understanding.

The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples

3. 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.

Evaluating Data: Precision, Accuracy & Error

4. Evaluating Data: Precision, Accuracy & Error

The data you present as a scientist needs to be as accurate, precise and error-free as possible. In this lesson, we'll discuss what each of these terms means, as well as how error is introduced into measurements and other data collection.

Drawing Logical Conclusions from Experimental Data

5. Drawing Logical Conclusions from Experimental Data

Experimental results are what scientists like to share with each other, but it's important to understand what those data mean. We do this in the final step of the experimental process, when we draw meaningful conclusions from the results we obtained.

Failure of a Hypothesis: Alternative Explanations for Evidence

6. Failure of a Hypothesis: Alternative Explanations for Evidence

Sometimes, an experiment will show that the hypothesis in a scientific experiment is incorrect. This lesson will help you understand what that means and what you can do about it.

Unexpected Observations & Results in Experiments

7. Unexpected Observations & Results in Experiments

Observations and experimental results do not always agree with what we expect. However, these results are not necessarily mistakes, and in this lesson we'll take a look at how they can even lead to useful discoveries.

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