Gray 2 - Bio2290G R` Winter 2012 Gray unit make sure you...

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Bio2290G R` Winter 2012 Gray unit 10/01/2012 1 Types of periodicals Scholarly journals ( peer-reviewed, juried, refereed, or professiona )conta insart ic lesbyresearchersandexperts professional ) contains articles by researchers and experts in a specific field Primary article (1º) ±based on original data *methods *results Secondary article (2º) ±based on previously published data Both types of scholarly articles contain author credentials, citations, and references. Many scholarly articles have abstracts. 1 Bio2290 Writing Session 2 Reading a Scientific Article Focus on results and discussion. Be skeptical yet fair Be skeptical, yet fair. Read non-linearly. Consider the big picture. Consult other sources. Take your time. Ai Accept uncertainty. Expect to be challenged. Bio2290 Writing Session 2 2
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Bio2290G R` Winter 2012 Gray unit 10/01/2012 2 Exercise #1 ±R e ad ² Pelargonium ³ article (all but the abstract) ±App l y f e a tu r e s e xp e c t ed in a S c iA r t´as outlined in the RM´to this article ±C l a s s d i s c u s s ion Bio2290 Writing Session 2 3 Does age matter? Older articles? Newer articles? ¥ Pioneer studies ¥ Set the foundation µMay be inaccurate µMay have been refuted ¥ New frontiers ¥ Groundbreaking discoveries µNeed to be tested Biology or technology? Solution? 4 Bio2290 Writing Session 2
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Bio2290G R` Winter 2012 Gray unit 10/01/2012 3 Primary sources ~ provide rationale and justification for methods, results and conclusions results, and conclusions ~ give credit to author(s) for their work and their ideas ~ allow reader to further investigate the phenomenon By citing primary sources, you show that you have ±done your homework² 5 Bio2290 Writing Session 2 ~ the importance of primary articles may be measured by the number of times they have been cited³this measurement is available on Web of Science Title: Do hornets have zombie workers? Author(s): Foster KR, Ratnieks FLW, Raybould AF Source: MOLECULAR ECOLOGY Volume: 9 Issue: 6 Pages: 735-742 Published: JUN 2000 Published: JUN 2000 Times Cited: 40 6 Bio2290 Writing Session 2
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Bio2290G R` Winter 2012 Gray unit 10/01/2012 4 There is a hierarchy of quality! *primary articles in journals/periodicals (e.g., Evolution, Cell ) *primary articles in books review articles in journals/periodicals bk d tt bk books and textbooks articles in popular-science periodicals ( e.g ., Natural History, Scientific American ) popular-science books (e.g., SJ Gould, C Sagan, R Dawkins, M Kaku, J Ingram) articles in magazines (e.g., Vogue ) newspapers articles lab manuals product manuals brochures lecture notes *suitable for annotation assignment 7 Bio2290 Writing Session 2 Avoid± personal communications (e-mail, telephone, etc .) websites** rumours alien contact comic books lies 8 Bio2290 Writing Session 2
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Bio2290G R` Winter 2012 Gray unit 10/01/2012 5 ±S t a r t w i th g en e r a l sou r c e s , e.g ., textbooks, review articles course materials (2º literature Where do I start?
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course SCIENCE 2290 taught by Professor Gray during the Spring '11 term at UWO.

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Gray 2 - Bio2290G R` Winter 2012 Gray unit make sure you...

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