psc113intro_ss2_2009

psc113intro_ss2_2009 - PSC 113 Lab TA: Sarah Laredo Young...

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PSC 113 Lab TA: Sarah Laredo Young 268L Ofc Hrs. M 10:30-12:00 Th 1:00-2:30 Email: salaredo@ucdavis.edu
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1. No eating or drinking 2. Don’t touch or move microscopes or other lab equipment we don’t use Room 162 Rules :
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Your grade will be based on attendance, participation in labs, data summaries, and four 1-2 page lab reports. Attendance/Participation: 20% of lab grade Data/Lab reports: 4 @ 20% each = 80% of lab grade Grades :
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Attendance/Participation Show up for lab prepared and on time Participate in lab discussions and data collection Lab reports are due at the beginning of lab
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Introduction : reasoning behind experiment, hypothesis and predictions Methods : procedure followed in experiment Results : qualitative description and quantitative description in the form of graphs. Graphs can be placed on a 3rd page Discussion : interpretation of results and what they mean References : list of articles used for information in report Lab Reports : Each report will be 1-2 pages (not including graphs or references) and single spaced, and will include the following sections:
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Lab Schedule (all in 162 Young unless otherwise stated) August 4, 6: Introduction & Bird Song August 11, 13: Sampling Methods & Rock Squirrels August 18, 20: Piglets (at swine barn) August 25, 27: Piglets (at swine barn) Sept 1, 3: Piglet Vocalization
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Due Dates August 11, 13: Bird Song Report August 18, 20: Rock Squirrel Report August 25, 27: 1 st week Piglet Summary August 26, 28: 2 nd week Piglet Summary (via email by 5pm) Sept 1, 3: Piglet Report Sept 8: Piglet Vocalization Report
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…Grading Policies NO late work is accepted – assignments are considered late if not turned in within the first 30 minutes of lab You must be present in lab in order to turn in the associated lab report If you don’t attend lab, your lab report for that lab will not be accepted if the absence is not excused
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Steps of Research 1. Formulate ideas 2. Develop hypothesis 3. Data collection 4. Data analysis 5. Interpretation 6. Conclusions Publish research and repeat - Based on past research and observation - Proposed relationship - Design an experiment - Look at relationships using graphs (and statistical analyses in an actual manuscript) - What do these relationships mean? - Was the hypothesis correct?
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The Sections of a Lab Report Introduction: A rationale for doing the research, from readings, lectures and/or your own ideas Always cite relevant literature Methods: Explanation of the data gathering process Results: Qualitative description of observations Quantitative summary of the results, usually in the form of one or more graphs with descriptions Discussion: Conclusions
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