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By Mr. Kerr. Testable Questions. Objects, events, or phenomena in nature No supernatural phenomena No personal preference No moral values or ethics. Focus on the natural world. Publicly varifiable. Observations and results must be reproducible Must be possible to disprove a claim

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By mr kerr

By Mr. Kerr

Testable Questions


Focus on the natural world

Objects, events, or phenomena in nature

No supernatural phenomena

No personal preference

No moral values or ethics

Focus on the natural world


Publicly varifiable

Publicly varifiable

  • Observations and results must be reproducible

  • Must be possible to disprove a claim

  • Answered through observation, experiments, and surveys


Specific and measurable

What is being measured or observed must be clearly defined

Scientists develop “operational definitions” when needed

Variables must be measurable

Some variables are difficult to measure: happiness, pain

Specific and measurable


Questions

Which food is better, tacos or pizza?

Did the ghost of Captain Blackbeard really appear to the English sailors?

Which hurts worse: shots or blood draws?

Is it OK to clone human beings?

Are there gnomes living in AJ’s back yard?

Questions


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