Ch 2: NYSTCE Biology: Research Methods

About This Chapter

This chapter on research methods is designed to help you study for the NYSTCE Biology exam. Watch fun and engaging video lessons and take practice quizzes to make sure you're up to speed for the exam.

NYSTCE Biology: Research Methods - Chapter Summary

These video lessons and practice questions on research methods will quickly and easily help you prepare for the NYSTCE Biology exam. These resources will help you to answer exam questions on the following topics:

  • Qualitative and quantitative measurements and their uses
  • Interpreting graphs, charts and tables
  • Scientific notation and significant figures
  • Types of scientific variables
  • Assessing validity and reliability in research studies

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NYSTCE Biology: Research Methods - Chapter Objectives

Aspiring biology teachers in state of New York will need to pass the NYSTCE Biology exam to obtain licensure. The study materials in this chapter correspond with questions in the foundations of scientific inquiry section of the exam. This portion of the exam makes up about 17% of the total test score and consists of selected-response questions. In addition, you may be asked about research methods in the constructed-response assignment, which accounts for approximately 10% of the total score.

While the foundations of scientific inquiry section of the exam focuses on a variety of topics, these lessons are targeted to help you answer questions regarding the processes involved in gathering, organizing, reporting and interpreting data. You'll need to be able to evaluate the usefulness of data collection methods and graphic representations for different purposes, be able to set up and label graphs with dependent and independent variables, apply procedures for reporting data and analyze the relationships between different factors.

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: NYSTCE Biology: Research Methods
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The Difference Between Qualitative & Quantitative Measurement

1. The Difference Between Qualitative & Quantitative Measurement

In research, there are generally two types of data. In this lesson, we'll look at quantitative and qualitative measurement, when each are used, and how researchers can sometimes use both.

Qualitative vs. Quantitative Data in Various Research Methods

2. Qualitative vs. Quantitative Data in Various Research Methods

Qualitative data and quantitative data are both useful in research, but it is important to understand the differences between the two. Learn how to differentiate the two types of data in this lesson.

How to Interpret Tables, Graphs & Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

3. How to Interpret Tables, Graphs & Charts of Scientific Data: Practice Problems

In this lesson, we will look at some practice problems involving tables, graph, and charts. We will specifically look at x- and y-axis graphs, pie charts, and bar graphs.

Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

4. Significant Figures and Scientific Notation

Are 7.5 grams and 7.50 grams the same? How do scientists represent very large and very small quantities? Find out the answers to these questions in this video.

What are Variables in Science? - Definition, Types & Examples

5. What are Variables in Science? - Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of variables in science. In addition, you will be able to define the specific types of variables in an experiment.

Validity and Reliability: How to Assess the Quality of a Research Study

6. Validity and Reliability: How to Assess the Quality of a Research Study

Many psychologists and teachers complete research studies. How can you tell if a study was done well? This lesson will cover many criteria for a good quality study, including types of reliability and validity.

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