Chapter 1 The Scientific Method

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Revision questions for the topic of the Scientific Method for the Irish Leaving Certificate Biology course

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Question 1

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Which of the following is NOT an area of study in Biology?
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  • Physiology
  • Mycology
  • Meteorology
  • Anatomy

Question 2

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What is a hypothesis?
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  • Educated person
  • Educated experiment
  • Educated result
  • Educated guess

Question 3

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In terms of the scientific method, which of the following refers to an observation?
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  • Writing down a procedure carried out
  • Taking down results
  • Taking in information
  • Analysis of data

Question 4

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A theory is:
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  • A supported hypothesis
  • An educated guess
  • Something that will always lead to a law/principle
  • An idea not that widely accepted

Question 5

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Double-blind testing is where the:
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  • 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

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A scientist's interpretation of results is a:
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  • Limitation of the scientific method
  • Principle of experimentation
  • Step in the scientific method
  • Type of common error in the scientific method

Question 7

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Accidental discovery in science is a:
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  • Principle of experimentation
  • Limitation of the scientific method
  • Type of common error in the scientific method
  • Step in the scientific method

Question 8

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Which of the following is NOT a principle of experimentation?
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  • Careful planning
  • Presence of a control
  • Random selection
  • Basis of investigation

Question 9

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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?
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  • Selection of a large sample size
  • Selection of samples randomly
  • Replication
  • Safety procedures

Question 10

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What is a placebo?
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  • An effective medical treament
  • A false/sham medical treatment
  • A medical treatment with an unknown effect
  • An experimental medical treatment