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Biology 210 – Introduction to Research Winter Term 2009 Course Objectives Develop basic skills required to do scientific research Hone communication skills for presenting research results Gain an understanding of how knowledge is accumulated within the natural sciences

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course objectives
Course Objectives
  • Develop basic skills required to do scientific research
  • Hone communication skills for presenting research results
  • Gain an understanding of how knowledge is accumulated within the natural sciences
  • Further develop skills to work effectively as a member of a group
course webpage
Course Webpage
  • http://courses.knox.edu/bio210
course evaluation
Notebooks

Exercises/homework

Poster

Oral Presentation I

Oral Presentation II

Microbe Paper I

Microbe Paper II

Microbe Paper III

Participation

Midterm exam

20 pts

10 – 15 pts

20 pts

10 pts

30 pts

10 pts

20 pts

30 pts

10 pts

20 pts

Course evaluation
slide8

HMS Beagle as drawn by

Covington – from his journal

Syms Covington

guidelines for keeping a lab notebook
Guidelines for keeping a lab notebook
  • Use a bound notebook instead of a loose-leaf binder – a composition book works well
  • Be sure to date all material that you put in the book
  • WRITE IN INK and be sure to write legibly
  • Include a table of contents at front of notebook
  • State a purpose for each experiment
  • Carefully record your methods
  • Record your results – be sure to list units of measurement; also note unusual or interesting phenomena
  • Discussion – briefly comment on whether results fit expectations
include the following in your lab notebook
Include the following in your lab notebook:
  • Table of Contents – please have a table of contents at the beginning of your notebook
  • Purpose – keep this section as brief as possible. The purpose section should contain the following: goals of the experiment (hypotheses, predictions of what you will observe).
  • Methods – write you did and why you did it – be as complete as possible – always list units of measurement (you may forget later), list kinds of equipment used
  • Results – record what you measure or find – again write out units of measurement – also note interesting or unusual phenomenon
  • Discussion – just briefly comment on whether your results matched your hypotheses
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The Handbook of Biological Investigation notes:

  • “The enterprise [learning to do independent research] is doomed to fail if:
  • students are not adequately prepared before they begin independent work;
  • students are not given appropriate credit for the actual experimental effort (as well as the eventual scientific report);
  • the instructor insists that experiments be truly original and/or successful;
  • the instructor insists that the final reports be of publishable quality; and if
  • - the instructor believes the students incapable of high-quality, creative, independent work.”