Typed or legibly written in blue or black ink Typed or legibly written in blue or black ink Title each section (introduction, materials Title each section (introduction, materials and procedure, etc.) and procedure, etc.) Neat and organized Neat and organized Good spelling and grammar Good spelling and grammar
General Tips: General Tips: • Be clear and concise • Support statements with data from your experiment . Do not state anything that is purely opinion or make any statement without evidence • Use past tense . The experimental procedure has already been conducted • Write in third person . Avoid using the words “I” or “we” when referring to the experimental procedure
Lab Report Component Parts • Introduction – Background & objectives; scope & limitations; previous work/research • Methods – Procedures & materials • Results – Data presented; tables, figures, calculations • Discussion – Link to introduction; interpretation; alternative explanations • Conclusion – summary main point • References – sources referred to in report
Part 1: Title page: Part 1: Title page: • Title ( clear and descriptive) • Your name • Lab date • Lab report due date • Lab group partners’ name • Teacher’s name
Part 2: Introduction Part 2: Introduction • The purpose/objective of the experiment • Background information on the topic • Hypothesis
Part 3: Materials and Procedure Part 3: Materials and Procedure List everything needed to complete your experiment. Make sure to describe any deviation to the procedure; ex: if you used a different amount of chemical than asked, if you used different type of glassware than suggested. The procedure must be written in paragraph style . Be sufficiently detailed so that anyone could read this section and duplicate your experiment!
Part 4: Data Part 4: Data Data should consist of quantitative (numerical) data arranged in charts, as well as qualitative (non-numerical) data written out as sentences or as drawings.
Part 5: Analysis and Discussion Part 5: Analysis and Discussion • Include all calculations, graphs, analysis and discussion of your results • Explain the meaning of your results • Explain why your hypothesis is right or wrong based on the data you have taken • Answer the questions given in the lab procedure • Identify possible sources of error
Part 6: Conclusions Part 6: Conclusions • Give a brief overview of the process of the experiment • Sum up the results • Whether your hypothesis was supported or rejected by the results and why • Discuss errors • Suggest realistic improvements to eliminate or reduce errors
Key Elements of Publishing • Different types of papers • Journal • Lab • Technical • Structure & Components of paper • Ethical Issues • Style and language • Article submission/journal selection • Publisher’s process/peer review
Ethical Issues • Disclosure of Conflict of Interest • Acknowledgment of funding sources • Image manipulation guidelines • Online submission - supplemental information (datasets, videos) • For Health Sciences – Submission of a Clinical Trials to a Central Registry –
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