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detectable
/dɪˈtɛktəbəɫ/
adjective
able to be noticed or discovered
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empirical
/ˌɛmˈpɪɹɪkəɫ/
adjective
based upon observations or experiments instead of theories or ideas
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experimental
/ɪkˌspɛɹɪˈmɛntəɫ/
adjective
relating to scientific experimentation, based on untested hypotheses or approaches and not yet confirmed or finalized
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preliminary
/pɹiˈɫɪməˌnɛɹi/, /pɹɪˈɫɪməˌnɛɹi/
adjective
occurring before a more important thing, particularly as an act of introduction
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qualitative
/ˈkwɑɫəˌteɪtɪv/
adjective
related to or involving quality of something, not numbers or amounts
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quantitative
/ˈkwɑntɪˌteɪtɪv/
adjective
related to or involving numbers or amounts, not quality
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scholarly
/ˈskɑɫɝɫi/
adjective
related to or involving academic study
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theoretical
/ˌθiɝˈɛtɪkəɫ/
adjective
derived from conceptual thinking or logical reasoning rather than direct observation or experience
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to correlate
/ˈkɔɹəˌɫeɪt/, /ˈkɔɹəɫət/
verb
to be closely connected or have mutual effects
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to disprove
/dɪsˈpɹuv/
verb
to show that something is false or incorrect
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to self-report
/sˈɛlfɹɪpˈoːɹt/
verb
to freely provide information about oneself, often related to personal experiences, behaviors, etc.
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to verify
/ˈvɛɹəˌfaɪ/
verb
to examine the truth or accuracy of something
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apparatus
/ˌæpɝˈætəs/
noun
tools or machines that are designed for a specific purpose
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carbon dating
/kˈɑːɹbən dˈeɪɾɪŋ/
noun
a method used for measuring how old an organic material is by calculating the amount of carbon they contain
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clinical trial
/klˈɪnɪkəl tɹˈaɪəl/
noun
a controlled scientific experiment in which the effectiveness and safety of a medical treatment is measured by testing it on people
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control
/kənˈtɹoʊɫ/
noun
someone or something that is used as a standard of comparison in a scientific experiment to evaluate the results
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guinea pig
/ɡˈɪni pˈɪɡ/
noun
someone on whom scientific experiments are tested
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pseudoscience
/ˌsudoʊˈsaɪəns/
noun
a set of practices or beliefs that are claimed to be scientific when in reality they have no scientific basis
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subject
/ˈsəbdʒɪkt/, /səbˈdʒɛkt/
noun
someone or something on which a study or experiment is performed
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treatise
/ˈtɹitəs/
noun
a long and formal piece of writing about a specific subject
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abstract
/ˈæbˌstɹækt/, /æbˈstɹækt/
noun
a written summary of a book, speech, etc.
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thesis
/ˈθisəs/
noun
a statement that someone presents as a topic to be argued or examined
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literature
/ˈɫɪtɝətʃɝ/
noun
writings or books on a specific subject
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citation
/saɪˈteɪʃən/
noun
a line or sentence taken from a book or speech
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limitation
/ˌɫɪmɪˈteɪʃən/
noun
(usually plural) anything that limits something
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methodology
/ˌmɛθəˈdɑɫədʒi/
noun
a series of methods by which a certain subject is studied or a particular activity is done
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randomization
/ɹˌændəmaɪzˈeɪʃən/
noun
an arrangement done in an intentionally random manner to yield unbiased results
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parameter
/pɝˈæmətɝ/
noun
a limit that controls or defines how something should be done
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peer review
/pˈɪɹ ɹɪvjˈuː/
noun
an assessment made of a scientific or academic research by people who are engaged in the same subject area
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dissemination
/dɪˌsɛməˈneɪʃən/
noun
the action of spreading information or news
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