Writing good lab journals

Writing good lab - W r it ing good lab jour nals(hour glass effect L ABEL WEL L KEEP I T ORGAN I ZED Avoid anthr opomor phisms N O A l ong quotes R

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Writing good lab journals (hourglass effect) LABEL WELL!!! KEEP I T ORGANI ZED!! Avoid anthropomorphisms. NO long quotes!! A: Reading notes : -make an outline of the lab to follow. - define important terms - quality, not quantity - what species are we observing and what general behavior topic are we investigating? B: H ypotheses/predictions: - both null and active hypotheses: treatments affect data collect - hypothesis does not predict the outcome - prediction predicts exactly what you think will happen C: Exercise notes: -if you randomize (nearly all labs) tell me how you randomized -tell me what you did. Explain main procedures; no need for specifics -include the data you collected D: Statistical calculations: -tell me what calculations you did to produce graphs -show some work if necessary -label axes well; if multiple graphs represent same thing but different data, use the same scale for good comparisons E: Results summary: -concise summary of final results; restate main findings - explain why you think these results are valid or invalid
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2010 for the course BIOL 3411 taught by Professor Stephens during the Spring '10 term at Minnesota.

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Writing good lab - W r it ing good lab jour nals(hour glass effect L ABEL WEL L KEEP I T ORGAN I ZED Avoid anthr opomor phisms N O A l ong quotes R

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