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History of Science: Essential Terms 1

History of Science: Essential Terms 1

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independent variable
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variable that stands alone & isn't changed by the other variables
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dependent variable
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variable that relies on other factors; outcome is unknown at the start
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axes
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lines from which distances or angles are measured in a coordinate system
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interval
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set of real numbers in which any number between 2 numbers is also included
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curve
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a non-straight line with no sharp edges
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column
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a vertical arrangement of items, one on top of another
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row
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a horizontal arrangement of items, one next to another
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data table
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visual representation of information in columns and rows
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report
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formal document of information gathered through investigation
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bias
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cause to feel or show prejudice in an unfair way
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unbiased
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showing or feeling no prejudice; impartial
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replication of data
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the process of copying information
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probability
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estimation of likelihood of an event occurring
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average / mean
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sums of data points divided by the number of data points
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controls
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experiments designed to minimize effects of all but one variable
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model
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a smaller scale representation
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modeling
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making a feature of the scientific world easier to understand
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