Lecture 2 Scientific Methodbb

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Outline for Today The Scientific Method Hypotheses Observational and Experimental Studies
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The Process of Science Inquiry Discovery-Based
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The Process of Science Inquiry Hypothesis-Based
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Science Requires Falsifiable hypotheses "Our universe is surrounded by another, larger universe, with which we can have absolutely no contact."
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Observational Vs. Experimental Studies
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You are an evolutionary biologist . . . Why do Giraffes have long necks?
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How could you test the food hypothesis? Experiment or Survey?
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Fig. 1.9 M F Percentage of feeding bites Feeding Height (m) Hypothesis Supported?
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How could you test the sexual competition hypothesis?
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You are a plant ecologist . . . Why is there no vegetation around the sage bush in its native habitat?
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Possibilities Rodents eat vegetation close to shelter The plants emit toxic chemicals that prevent growth of other plants
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EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
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biologist/plant ecologist . . . Why are Chili Peppers Hot?
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