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Formulate the Conclusion
Comparing the information from the experiments conducted in step four, the experimenter must decide whether the hypothesis has been proved or not. In many experiments, the initial hypothesis is actually proved wrong. This does not mean that the experiment was a failure because this result provides valuable information to the scientist. Example: Since the group that ate the chocolate each day ended up with more pimples than the group that did not eat the chocolate, there is a relationship between eating chocolate and breaking out.
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