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Independent and Dependent Variables
The independent variable is lipopolysaccharide because it is the variable being manipulated/ controlled for the experiment. The dependent variable is the inflammatory protein inflammation because it is the variable being observed.
We are choosing participants with no major health conditions and no history of inflammation issues for more accurate results. We cannot accept test subjects with a history of inflammation, as this could potentially throw off our experimental data since we are trying to isolate the effects of lipopolysaccharide on raising inflammation levels.
Sources of Bias and Error
-The study is not blind or double blind, so the patient or observer could contribute to bias. We could control these by changing the study to double blind study. -Error could have occurred if the study that determined that the 10 mg dosage produced an effect was incorrect. We could correct this error by reading through that study and determining its authenticity. We then could test the claim for ourselves.