experiment

  

Definition

Research method for testing different assumptions (hypotheses) by trial and error under conditions constructed and controlled by the researcher. During the experiment, one or more conditions (called independent variables) are allowed to change in an organized manner and the effects of these changes on associated conditions (called dependent variables) is measured, recorded, validated, and analyzed for arriving at a conclusion.

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  • Some times it is a good idea to experiment with new ideas to see if they can maybe kick up the profit margins.

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  • During his last experiment the scientist accidentally spilled some Liquid Nitrogen causing the test to be rendered void because he needed a predetermined amount.

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  • I do not want to go ahead with this plan, unless you tried it before. If you did not, we will have to do an experiment to find out the answer.

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