Reasoning in Research

PHASE 1: Deciding about Experimental Design
1. My research question is:
2. Experimental design:
a. What are my independent variables (IV)?
Hint: Remember that independent variables are the factors that can be changed in an
experiment. The plant’s genotype is one IV and the other IV is your treatment.
b. The evidence that my treatment is relevant to plants and the gene I am studying is:
c. My plan for applying the treatment is:
d. I plan to measure these dependent variables (DV):
Hint: Remember that dependent variables are the factors that change as a result of IVs.
IV is cause; DV is effect.
e. The evidence that these DVs are relevant to the gene I am studying and the treatment I
have selected is: