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Independent and Dependent Variables
Independent Variable: Dosage of lipopolysaccharide (mg)
The dosage of lipopolysaccharide is the independent variable because it is the quantity being altered in order to see what the effect of its change will be.
Dependent Variable: Amount of Inflammotin
The amount of Inflammotin protein within the blood stream of test subjects is the dependent variable because it is the quantity that is being measured after varying levels of lipopolysaccharide in order to draw conclusions from.
Sources of Error and Bias
The people selected for the study might not be representative of the population as a whole. We could control this by picking from a larger pool of test subjects, which would make it more likely it represents the population we want to test for as a whole.