Introduction to the scientific method

Question 1 of 10

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Which are examples of objective observations?

Select one or more of the following:

  • The sky is blue

  • The sky is a nice colour

  • There are a lot of clouds in the sky

  • It isn't raining

Question 2 of 10

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Which is not a step in the scientific method?

Select one of the following:

  • Making Observations

  • Drawing Conclusions

  • Designing an Experiment

  • Analysing the Experimental results

  • Adding more variable to one of the experimental group to get the same effect

Question 3 of 10

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Which statement is correct?

Select one of the following:

  • An experiment can only prove the hypothesis is true

  • Testing is more reliable when using a larger sample size

  • Septic conditions are more reliable than sterile conditions

  • An effect in half the samples proves a hypothesis

Question 4 of 10

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Which of the following can be seen as being a clear hypothesis?

Select one or more of the following:

  • antibiotics don't cure viral diseases

  • some viral disease make you feel bad

  • Obesity is a leading cause of health problems

  • obesity can't help you avoid heart attacks

Question 5 of 10

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Define Placebo in terms of a medical trial?

Select one of the following:

  • A medicine which has a positive physical effect

  • A compatible medicine which works with some patients

  • When a patient has a psychological improvement as they think they are taking a medical cure

  • A medicine which has no effect on a patient

Question 6 of 10

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Define Controlled experiment?

Select one of the following:

  • A controlled experiment is one in which all possible effects from variables are eliminated

  • An experiment done under any conditions

  • An experiment where external factors aren't an issue

  • A reliable tested out on a variety of people who have no characteristics in common

Question 7 of 10

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What is the null hypothesis?

Select one of the following:

  • A hypothesis that no possible solution exists

  • A hypothesis proving that a number will always have zero as a factor

  • A hypothesis in which something is being proved false in an effect or not experiment

  • A hypothesis in which there are no factors which had an effect

Question 8 of 10

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Define inductive reasoning?

Select one of the following:

  • Where an explanation is guessed based on personal feeling

  • A prediction is made because other people seem to think so

  • A generalization based on specific details

  • A specific idea based on generalized observations

Question 9 of 10

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Which isn't a correct characteristic of a good hypothesis?

Select one of the following:

  • It should be a general principle that holds across space and time

  • It should agree with available observations

  • It should be testable and potentially falsifiable. In other words, there should be a way to show the hypothesis is false; a way to disprove the hypothesis.

  • It doesn't have to be completely true or false, can be open to interpretation

Question 10 of 10

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Which is true of the scientific method?

Select one or more of the following:

  • The scientific method changes depending on the experiment being done

  • Inductive and deductive reasoning are both part of forming a hypothesis and predicting an outcome

  • It doesn't matter whether the hypothesis is biased as the experiment isn't dependant upon objectivity

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Introduction to the scientific method

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An introduction the the scientific method which is used in all scientific studies

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