Chapter 1 The Scientific Method

Question 1 of 10

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Which of the following is NOT an area of study in Biology?

Select one of the following:

  • Physiology

  • Mycology

  • Meteorology

  • Anatomy

Question 2 of 10

1

What is a hypothesis?

Select one of the following:

  • Educated person

  • Educated experiment

  • Educated result

  • Educated guess

Question 3 of 10

1

In terms of the scientific method, which of the following refers to an observation?

Select one of the following:

  • Writing down a procedure carried out

  • Taking down results

  • Taking in information

  • Analysis of data

Question 4 of 10

1

A theory is:

Select one of the following:

  • A supported hypothesis

  • An educated guess

  • Something that will always lead to a law/principle

  • An idea not that widely accepted

Question 5 of 10

1

Double-blind testing is where the:

Select one of the following:

  • Doctor knows exactly what medication is being given to the patient

  • Patient knows exactly what medication they are being given

  • Doctor and patient both know what medication is being given

  • Doctor and the patient do not know what medication is being given

Question 6 of 10

1

A scientist's interpretation of results is a:

Select one of the following:

  • Limitation of the scientific method

  • Principle of experimentation

  • Step in the scientific method

  • Type of common error in the scientific method

Question 7 of 10

1

Accidental discovery in science is a:

Select one of the following:

  • Principle of experimentation

  • Limitation of the scientific method

  • Type of common error in the scientific method

  • Step in the scientific method

Question 8 of 10

1

Which of the following is NOT a principle of experimentation?

Select one of the following:

  • Careful planning

  • Presence of a control

  • Random selection

  • Basis of investigation

Question 9 of 10

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Which of the following is carried out in the course of experimentation in order to determine the variability within an experiment?

Select one of the following:

  • Selection of a large sample size

  • Selection of samples randomly

  • Replication

  • Safety procedures

Question 10 of 10

1

What is a placebo?

Select one of the following:

  • An effective medical treament

  • A false/sham medical treatment

  • A medical treatment with an unknown effect

  • An experimental medical treatment

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