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Unformatted text preview: Todays Outline Administrative stuff ScientiFc literature: Tertiary literature Inquiry Two Modeling data Curve Ftting Linear least squares Administrative stuff Reminder HW2 - go to open house meetings. The lab handbook is coming soon to the Lab folder on blackboard As you work on getting your proposal/experimental procedure Fgured out, dont wait till your next lab, email your TA and mentor. Dont forget to Fll in and submit your orders for chemicals and biological materials Inquiry Two Are you doing your experiment outside our lab? (Home, gym, somewhere else) Are you doing your experiment in our lab? Do you think youll need more than one lab period to do your experiment? Do you think youd need to come in next weekend? 1 2 3 SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE ENCYCLOPEDIAS, TEXTBOOKS, ETC WHAT DIFFERENCES ARE THERE BETWEEN ARTICLES IN ENCYCLOPEDIAS, TEXTBOOKS, ETC AND SCHOLARLY AND POPULAR ARTICLES ON THE SAME TOPIC? HTTP://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/BIOREMEDIATION TERTIARY LITERATURE ONCE SCIENTIFIC TOPICS BECOME WELL ENOUGH UNDERSTOOD TO ENTER THE REALM OF KNOWLEDGE, THEY START APPEARING IN TEXTBOOKS, ENCYCLOPEDIAS, REFERENCE BOOKS, ETC NON-PEER-REVIEWED (SCIENTIFIC CHECKS AND BALANCES) Primary Sources First presentation of research by original researcher Theses, journal articles, letters to the editor, fast communications, posters, conference proceedings Secondary Sources Simplify the process of nding and evaluating primary sources Reference tables of data, Review articles, Index and Abstracting databases, Bibliographies Tertiary Sources Another step removed from the actual original science Textbooks, encyclopedias, reference books Current state of the topic, ideas of papers to read and directions to pursue Information on specic research, references give useful papers. Get an overview or initial understanding of a topic 4 5 6 PSEUDOSCIENCE FOR YOUR INTEREST, IN TODAYS EXTRA MATERIAL FOLDER, ILL PUT ONE CHAPTER FROM THIS BOOK: CHAPTER 3: HOW THINKING GOES WRONG: TWENTY-FIVE FALLACIES THAT LEAD US TO BELIEVE WEIRD THINGS, INCLUDING: THEORY INFLUENCES OBSERVATIONS ANECDOTES DO NOT MAKE SCIENCE RUMOURS DO NOT EQUAL REALITY UNEXPLAINED IS NOT INEXPLICABLE WHY PEOPLE BELIEVE WEIRD THINGS BY M. SHERMER, FOUNDER OF THE SKEPTIC SOCIETY, AND PUBLISHER OF THE SKEPTIC MAGAZINE Modeling Data Once you have designed and performed an experiment, you are left with lots of data. Response Factor Most data tends to mimic simple mathematical operations and/or functions. Addition: y = x + a I started with 5 mL. I added 10 more mL ... Subtraction: y = x a We had 200 fruitflies. Now there are 50 dead flies... Multiplication: y = ax The reaction makes 1 mL s 1 of gas. How much in 5 minutes?...
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