BME100 f2013:W1200 Group6 L1
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LAB 1 WRITE-UP
Independent and Dependent Variables
The independent variable in this experiment is the dosage of the inflammation inducing agent (lipopolysaccharide) given to each group.
Age ranges of each group
Sources of Error and Bias
• Unknown previous medical symptoms which could be controlled by screening the medical history of all participants prior to conducting the experiment. Similarly, medications taken before/during the experiment could interact with the inflammation inducing agent (lipopolysaccharide). So we will ask our subjects to stop taking their medications.
• Laboratory equipment malfunction or contaminated materials/samples. These could be avoided if we double-check our equipment prior to conducting the experiment and practice being a good observant.
• Vast differences in age groups between experimental groups. By looking at the age distribution before beginning, adjustments can be made if necessary.