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scientific method: QHPPCRAESC
tentative conclusion based on logic and REASONING
tentative answer or an UNTESTED explanation
Whats the difference between inference and hypothesis?
Inference is a conclusion based on reasoning, hypothesis is an answer that can be tested
General statement based on extensive observational data about what has happened
explanation of observation of a law
Similarities between law and theory
both can be proven true/false
Whats the difference between theory and law?
a law is based on observations, a theory explains the observation
any condition that could change in an investigation
evidence gained by five senses, recording results/data
Whats the difference between variables and observations?
Variables are found during the investigation, it could change. Observations are evidence that can be sensed.
Correlation Study (causation relation)
scientific inquiry that indicates a RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VARIABLE without purposefully changing or controlling any of the variables
Positive Correlation Study
one goes up, so does the other
Negative Correlation Study
one goes up, the other does not
scientific inquiry made through observations - dont touch, by watching, without 'interfering'
Conducting Experiment (not a causation relation)
doing something that cause something else to happen - touch, independent & dependent variable
variable that DEPENDS on another variable