BME100 f2013:W900 Group5 L1
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LAB 1 WRITE-UP
Independent and Dependent Variables
Independent Variable: The amount dosage of LPS (lipopolysaccharide ), it directly influences the amount of Inflammotin found in the blood stream.
Dependent Variable: The amount of Inflammotin induced by LPS (lipopolysaccharide) when taken from a blood sample
We choose the Experimental Design depending on age. For example we can have a group of people between the age of 65-85.
Number of subjects per group
Subject selection will be completely Randomized within each age range and the sub gropes within. Therefore disregarding ethnicity, sex, and work (i.e. retired or not). The decision to completely randomize the choice in subject was made to prevent an increase in variables.
Sources of Error and Bias
Some potential pit falls that might compromise the experiment might be as follows :