Term Definition
skepticism having an attitude of doubt
open-mindedness capable of accepting new and different ideas
curiosity one of the main characteristics that leads to new scientific knowledge
creativity it involves coming up with new sources and ways to help solve problems or produce new things
personal bias how she or he thinks about something
cultural bias when the culture in witch a person grows up affects the way they think
experimental bias a mistake in the design of an experiment
honesty it is very important when scientists do an experiment
ethics the rules that enable people to know right from wrong
scientific reasoning requires a logical way of thinking based on gathering and evaluating evidence
objective making decisions based on available evidence
subjective personal feeling affect how you make a decision
deductive reaoning the way to explain things
inductive reasoning uses specific observations to make generalizations
faulty reasoning

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