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Biol 101 lab 1

Biol 101 Lab Final

Central purpose of an experiment can be stated as a question you were trying to address or a hypothesis that you are testing.
secondary source, what about? textbooks and review articles. don't present any new data. no methods section
primary source published articles in scientific journals
how to read scientific journals? first skim, second read parts specific. start with abstract
What is an abstract? short summary of an entire experiment, gives idea of WHY
What is a result section? demonstrates what the data actually shows
What is a methods section? how the experiment was done
What is a discussion section? convince you why the data and how the anaylsis relates back to experiment objectives.
points about effective scientific writing concise, simple English, active voice, paragraphing well, grammar, revise
What is a figure? any visual that isnt a table
What are graphs best for? trends relating to controlled variables. relationships between variables, and trends that are difficult to discuss verbally.
What are tables best for? showing precise data, comparing groups using several unrelated variables not easily graphed.
4 key tasks for discussion section? 1. answer central question 2. note,discuss unexpected findings 3. relate results general understanding 4.make suggestions for further studies
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