Experimental research: gather four pots and put

Experimental
research is research that deals with the manipulation of one variable (independent
variable), a subject that is observed to see how the independent variable
affects it (dependent variable), and a controlled variable, which is the
variable that remains the same throughout the experiment. There is also has an
experimental group that consists of the participants in an experiment who
receive the treatment under study; they are exposed to the change that the
independent variable represents. Example of experimental research: gather four
pots and put a bean seed in each of them, next cover the seed with a small
amount of soil. After that take two of the pots and put them outside, in an
area that will receive sunlight; the other two in a kitchen cabinet or a closet
that will not collect sunlight. the question that needs to be answered: Do
plants need light to grow? Before starting the experiment, take an educated
guess, also known as the hypothesis, at the question presented. You will then
need to water the plants and after that wait a couple weeks to see the results.

The outcome shows that plants do, in fact, need sunlight to grow. In this experiment,
the independent variables are the water given to the plants, how long they grew
for, and the area they were placed. The dependents variables are how tall the
plants grew. Some advantages that come with experimental research are that the
person conducting the experiment has an extremely high level of control over
the variables and you can concentrate on exactly what you want to find,
yielding more accurate results. With having a high control over the variables,
human error is very common with experimental research. Another drawback is when
the experiment takes place in its natural environment you might not be able to
control unrelated variables that can corrupt your observations.

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            If
I were a researcher and needed to gain data for something I would have to go
with the experimental research method. The reason being is that, if done
properly, it is very accurate. To avoid any human error I would carry out the experiment
multiple times and also compare my data with someone that has done the same
experiment (peer review).

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