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Overview Nutrition Research Primary vs. Secondary Sources 7 Steps of the Scientific Method 2 Main Types of Studies Observational  Experimental One study doesn’t prove a finding Pseudoscience Red flags for false claims
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Overview From Research Study to Media Primary and Secondary Sources Scientific Method 7 steps 2 main types of study designs Observational  Experimental One study doesn’t prove a finding Pseudoscience Red flags for false claims
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Primary vs Secondary Sources Secondary Sources: Scientific magazines based on primary source Science writing in newspaper, magazine, TV news, internet, etc. Position papers or commentary in peer-reviewed journals  Primary Sources:  Original Research Usually published in peer-reviewed journals As scientific information gets interpreted by others, less  detail is provided and more opinion and sensationalism  is introduced
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Scientific Method Process of gaining scientific  knowledge through the observation of  measurable evidence. Steps used by scientists to explain  observations.  
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Scientific Steps: 1. Question or observation 2. Purpose of study or hypothesis (testable  statement) 3. Design:  4. Implement the research design 5. 6. Interpret results  7. State results or accept/reject hypothesis
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Scientific Step: Design Base design on whether study is determining     Correlation  (Association): When a change in one 
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