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What is the difference between Study and Experiment?

Asked by T. Lopez, Last updated: Oct 12, 2020

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W. Kaye

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W. Kaye
W. Kaye, Ex-Marine, Post Graduate, Chapel Hill

Answered Oct 14, 2020

The two words "study" and "experiment" have oftentimes been explained by many people to be the same, but the reality is that the two words are not totally the same. With my understanding of the two words, I can regard the word "experiment" as a part of "study". The basic meaning you can give to the word "study" is a search intended to give more knowledge.

When you are studying, you are indirectly searching for something, and whatever you find increases your knowledge about that thing. The word "study" is very broad when you try to understand its various meanings. You can study by reading your books as you prepare for your examinations.

You can study in search of the truth about something. However, the word "experiment" means a type of study conducted under certain conditions or rules in a bid to validate or disapprove one's hypotheses of a particular study or existing ones.

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Samantha Stewart

Samantha Stewart

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Samantha Stewart
Samantha Stewart, Philanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi

Answered Oct 14, 2020

The study is kind of synonymous with activities that have to do with observation, intelligence, and many other similar activities. Whereas, the experiment is found to also be a form of study on its own. While studying, you are simply in search of more knowledge. You can study by just reading some pieces that give useful information about some concerning topics.

You can also embark on a very meticulous kind of study by memorizing, carrying out some researches, making investigation, examination, and making use of direct observation. There are different types of study, which varies from theoretical study to observational study, and also experimental study.

Experiment, on the other hand, is more of a practical work that may have to do with some kinds of scientific research, resulting in the collation of values or observations. The experiment is not really independent work apart from study. You carry out some experiments concerning some things just because you want to do more physical studies about them.

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Anthony Paul Bonadio

Anthony Paul Bonadio

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Anthony Paul Bonadio
Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher, MCA, PhD, Toledo

Answered Oct 12, 2020

The study is the act of examining and learning information on a particular subject. For example, if a person is in a course for World History, they would study information on that subject to prepare for a test. A study could also be conducted by surveying people.

For example, a hospital could perform a study on how medicine helped cure symptoms for a disease. An experiment is a test.

It is done under conditions that are controlled, and the purpose of the experiment is to prove a hypothesis as being invalid or valid. An experiment is related to a study because it helps bring a conclusion to the study.

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D. Nichols

D. Nichols

D. Nichols
D. Nichols

Answered Apr 13, 2020

Some may think that an experiment and a study are the same. There are some differences between the two. The experiment will usually involve a lot of variables that will affect the outcome or the results of the whole experiment. A study can be done through observation or even through interviews. During an experiment, there is usually a hypothesis that would like to be tested.

Through experimentation, the hypothesis can be proven true or false. When a study is being done, this is sometimes based on the assumptions that have been created by the person or the group of people who have formulated the study. Take note that there are different types of experiments and studies that are available.

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L. Sevigny

L. Sevigny

L. Sevigny
L. Sevigny, Doctor, Las Vegas

Answered Apr 08, 2020

Study means careful examination and learning everything you can about a specific subject. Experiment, on the other hand, is a test under controlled conditions that are made to prove or disprove the validity of a hypothesis. An experiment is an integral part of the study, just as many teachers have their students conduct experiments to complete the course. There are also observational studies that require recording the events as they occur and drawing conclusions based on the analysis.

This process is a collaboration of both research and experiment. When the study is such that laboratory settings cannot successfully determine the objectives of the study, it is better to avoid the experiment and carry out the survey through assessment and observation.

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