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Scientific method Observation(s) Many people think squirrels are cute Many people think rats are ugly One conspicuous difference between the two is that squirrels have bushy tails and rats do not My hypothesis is that people find animals with bushy tails to be more attractive than animals without bushy tails
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Describe how you would test your hypothesis Fifty people would be shown a pair of images and asked to select the one they found to be most attractive Which one do you find more attractive?
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Describe how you would conduct the experiment Fifty people would be shown a pair of images and asked to select the one they found to be most attractive Participants would be selected at random from residents at Tercero on the UC Davis campus The experiment would be replicated using a second set of fifty subjects selected randomly from residents at Segundo on the UC Davis campus Describe the results you might obtain The results would support my hypothesis if a strong majority of people find the squirrel most attractive Interpretation Most people think squirrels are more attractive and this might be because of the difference in their tails
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A follow-up test could compare two other creatures that differ in a similar way to the first pair Which one do you find more attractive?
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• Introduction – About one paragraph – Introduce your topic and give some background information – State your thesis : • In this case your thesis is your hypothesis • The Body – At least one paragraph for each topic: – The description of your experiment – How you will collect your data – Possible outcomes
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Conclusion – One or more paragraphs – Interpret and discuss the hypothetical results of your experiment. How would you know if your hypothesis is supported? How would you know if it is disproved? What additional work might be done on this topic? References • Optional for this assignment • List sources at the end of your essay • Number and cite them by number in the text •E xamp le : “It has already been established that people who eat five cucumbers every day are more likely to die of boredom than people who never eat cucumbers” (1) .
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References • Optional for this assignment • List sources at the end of your essay • Number and cite them by number in the text •E xamp le : “It has already been established that people who eat five cucumbers every day are more likely to die of boredom than people who never eat cucumbers” (1) .
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