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Self Test on Knowledge Associated With Worldview Theme #6

Respond to each of the 10 multiple choice questions below by typing the number 1 to 5 of the answer you wish to select in the response box. When finished, click "process your responses".

1. A word that can refer to more or less the same thing as the word hypothesis is 

1) experiment       2) theory        3) model    

4) guess                5) fact

2. The phrase “the experimental treatment had no effect” might be part of the definition of which of the terms below? 

1) alternative hypothesis     2) null hypothesis     3) experiment    

4) double blind experiment    5) control group

3. The phrase "creating conditions or events that favor establishing a particular hypothesis" is linked to the definition of which term below?

1) experiment    2) testability    3) reproducible results

4) control group    5) causality

4.  Which of the following words is most intimately linked to the definition of science? 

1) method        2) theory         3) hypothesis    

4) data    5) facts

5.  The ___________ is part of the foundation of quantum mechanics.

1)  concept of causality    2)  use of probability and random events     

3) null hypothesis

4)  space-time continuum     5) Occam's Razor principle 

6.  All of the following words might be used to describe someone for whom the Scientific Method worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview except which ? 

1) rationality    2) empiricism    3) causality    

4) reductionism    5) pseudoscience

7.  The concept of "reproducible results" is linked to which part of the scientific method? 

 1) stating the problem             2) collecting data 

3) developing the hypothesis    4) experimenting      5) verifying

8. Which of the following beliefs is most strongly linked to someone for whom this Scientific Method worldview theme is a key component of their worldview ?     

1) in pseudoscience    2) in irreproducible results

3) in wholism     4) in systematic problem solving    5) in tacit knowledge

9.  "It is impossible to make a measurement that has no associated error".  Which of the following words or phrases is linked to this assertion? 

1) null hypothesis    2) quantum quackery    3) the orderly universe principle

4) the uncertainty principle     5) reductionism

10.  A way to avoid bias in applying the scientific method involves formulating or conducting which of the following?

1) a null hypothesis    2) an alternative hypothesis    3) a model

4) a double blind experiment    5) a theory


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       Your Score on the Self Test = correct out of 10 possible


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