RM 4 - To d a y s O u t l i n e Administrative stuff...

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Today’s Outline Administrative stuff ScientiFc literature (continued) Inquiry One Report ±ormat Inquiry Two This week in lab Excel Graphing Data Administrative stuff OfFce hours survey now in assignments section all feedback received before Wed noon will be considered Inquiry One is due TODAY. Electronic version of your report should be uploaded now. If not you have until 7 pm today to do so. This time. Hardcopy of report + idea brainstorming + experiment design + data collection should be in 1” ring binder with your name on it, and your mentors if you know who it is already. Put it into the box outside my ofFce by 3 pm. 1 2 3
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Anyone want to share with the class anything about their inquiry? Impressive experiments? Great results? Complete disasters? Lessons learned? Results you expected? Disprove your hypothesis? Inquiry One Qualitative data How many of you performed a survey for your first inquiry? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has guidelines on the ethical treatment of human subjects, which includes getting signed permission from all subjects, keeping responses anonymous, and allowing subjects to withdraw from the study at any time. Problems when data involves opinions, knowledge, etc ? The biggest problem is the large number of variables, many difFcult to control. Quantitative data How many of you collected numbers for your first inquiry? Although there are plenty of experiments not involved with quantitative data, we will concentrate on numerical results for the second two inquiries. Problems when data is quantitative? Sheer volume of data, ways to collect the data accurately and precisely, ways to present your data, ways to analyze results. .. 4 5 6
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Two more inquiries Different topic and different experimental technique each time Unless you request permission from DrRuth. Must be for a good reason. From now on, you may us for equipment, chemicals, etc. We have a detailed systems equipment inventory/checkout system that you be demonstrated in lab next week. Each on a topic of your own choice
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course UGS 303 taught by Professor Foster during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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RM 4 - To d a y s O u t l i n e Administrative stuff...

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