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What Science Is and How it Works

Study Questions Section 2

Please post your answers to SQs in the SQs folder in our classroom.

  1. What is a scientific model and why is it used so extensively in science?
  2. Explain your answer using Drug Uptake in the Body (p. 78).
  3. Distinguish between deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning.
  4. How are they similar?
  5. Which is used more often in science and why?
  6. Why does science sometimes use statistics?
  7. What problems and benefits arise from statistical analysis?
  8. Why is science so quantitative and what advantage do we (the layperson) gain from this attribute? Give an example in your answer.
  9. How can the use of numbers in science be a disadvantage?
    Give an example in your answer.

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