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A tentative explanation of phenomenon that guides scientific inquiry.
Controlled Experiment
A method of testing a hypothesis. A researcher manipulates, or changes, one factor and observes how the unmanipulated factors respond.
Independent Variable
This is the manipulated variable.
Dependent Variable
This is the responding variable.
This is the standard against which the experimental effects can be compared.
Quantitative Data
This is data that is based on numerical measurements.
Qualitative Data
This is data that is descriptive, and is not based on numerical data.
Repeated Trials
This is when a scientist will do and experiment over and over before drawing conclusions.
An explanation of a phenomenon that has been rigorously tested.
Scientific Laws
These describe patterns of regularity with respect to natural phenomenon.