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Ch 58: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Scientific Inquiry

About This Chapter

Before you take the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 Exam, use our video lessons to prepare for questions on scientific inquiry. Each lesson will go over a different topic, such as research, data, or the scientific process, that may be included on the exam.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Scientific Inquiry - Chapter Summary

Included in this chapter are several video lessons that will each teach you about a different topic pertaining to the subject of scientific inquiry. All of the information you will learn about in these lessons may be included in the TExES Core Subjects 4-8. Each lesson is dedicated to a specific topic that you will need to know, such as:

  • The definition of scientific research
  • Precision, accuracy and error in evaluating data
  • Deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Ways to present scientific processes
  • Tools used for scientific tests and data collection

After you finish watching all of the video lessons, the chapter's practice quizzes will be useful in assessing the extent to which you have accurately understood each topic. If you can do well on the practice quizzes, you'll feel much more confident going into the exam itself!

5 Lessons in Chapter 58: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Scientific Inquiry
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Scientific Research?

1. What is Scientific Research?

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

Evaluating Data: Precision, Accuracy & Error

2. Evaluating Data: Precision, Accuracy & Error

The data you present as a scientist need 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.

Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning: Differences & Examples

3. 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.

Presenting the Scientific Process Orally or in Writing

4. Presenting the Scientific Process Orally or in Writing

Part of being a good scientist involves sharing your work with others. Two of the most common ways this is done is through written works and oral presentations, both of which require a certain amount of care and skill.

Using Appropriate Tools for Scientific Tests & Data Collection

5. Using Appropriate Tools for Scientific Tests & Data Collection

A properly run experiment depends on using the right tools, both for data collection and analysis. In the end, it will save you time, money and frustration to spend some time planning out which tools are most appropriate for your work.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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