Research Methods

Part 1: Research Literature & Writing

Part 1 introduces you to the foundations of scientific research including the experimental design process, safety and ethical considerations of research and navigating scientific literature. Solid research rests on the research question and how


Unit 1: Intro to Scientific Inquiry

INTRO TO SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY

Freakonomics Conversations

TED Talk: Scientific Inquiry

Introduction to Research Methods & Objects πŸ™Œ

Oscillating Fracture Paths in Rubber


EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

Experimental Design Diagram (EDD) Template

EDD Scenarios

Null & Alternative Hypothesis

Experimental Design Material List


EXPERIMENTAL REDESIGN

Falling and Rolling Objects Activity πŸ™Œ

Inquiry 1: Intro to Independent Research

Paraphrasing Practice Activity


Unit 2: Safety & Research Ethics

LABORATORY SAFETY

Lab Safety Contract

Safety Scavenger Hunt

Laboratory Safety Resource Folder


RESEARCH ETHICS

VIOXX Case Study

*Duke's Case Study: Merk's VIOXX

Human Subjects Training Assignments

TED: Battling Bad Science

Ethic Dilemma Assignment

Unit 3: Scientific Literature

READING SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

Chimpanzee Article

HW Dissecting a Scientific Journal


INFORMATION LITERACY AND CITING SOURCES

HW Library Search and Citation Exercise

Annotated Bibliography


Resources

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