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Life Science Vocab Lessons 1-3

Quiz by Shelley Madden

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8 questions
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  • Q1
    Any description or measurement gathered by the senses or instruments
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    observation
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  • Q2
    Even though, in a clinical trial, a placebo should not directly produce any medical benefits, sometimes patients will report feeling better after taking it.
    scientific method
    placebo effect
    hypothesis
    clinical trial
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  • Q3
    A conclusion, or the process of developing a conclusion, based on evidence.
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  • Q4
    A possible explanation for observations, facts, or events, that may be tested, verified, or answered by further investigation.
    hypothesis
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    scientific method
    observation
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  • Q5
    A set of processes used when conducting investigations. These generally involve making observations, collecting and analyzing data, and drawing conclusions, especially when testing scientific hypothesis.
    observation
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    clinical trial
    scientific method
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  • Q6
    The scientific investigation of a new treatment that has shown some benefit in animal or laboratory studies, but that has not yet been proven effective in humans.
    clinical trial
    observation
    control
    placebo effect
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  • Q7
    An inactive substance given to a patient in order to compare its effects with those of a potential drug.
    placebo effect
    control
    hypothesis
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  • Q8
    A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment.
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    inference
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