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Independent and Dependent Variables
The independent variable is the inflammation inducing agent (lipopolysaccharide). The dependent variable is the amount of protein that is produced.
Subjects will be chosen randomly as long as they meet the age requirement. A program will then generate the groups from a sample pool. The subjects must be 65 years of age and free of any other diseases that will interfere with the dosage being taken. The subjects will be divided up completely randomly using a randomization program.
Sources of Error and Bias
A possible source of error could be that one of the subjects is taking a pharmaceutical that interferes with the inflammation inducing agent. Another error could be that the method for measuring the proteins is not accurate. To control this problem, the subjects will be screened to make sure that there aren’t any factors that can interfere with the inducing agent.