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Scientific Research in Chemistry - Chapter Summary
This series of chemistry lessons shows you how scientific research is conducted in the field. Our short and engaging lessons provide information about qualify scientific research sources, scientific graphs and charts, scientific models and more. Our instructors also show you how to write a report and give a presentation based on scientific research. Upon completion of this chapter, you should be equipped to:
- Identify electronic and print sources for scientific research
- Assess the accuracy, validity and reliability of scientific sources
- Write a report and give an oral presentation on a scientific investigation
- Read scientific charts and graphs
- Construct line graphs from a set of data
- Recognize different types of scientific models
- Understand how math and technology have impacted science
These lessons are designed to be simple, concise and memorable so you can quickly review and remember essential scientific research concepts. You can further strengthen your understanding of these research topics by taking the accompanying lesson quizzes and chapter exam. Study at your own pace and use any computer or mobile device to access the chapter.
1. Print & Electronic Sources for Scientific Research
Sources provide you with helpful background information that support your own work. You can find sources both online and in printed materials. There are benefits and drawbacks to each, so you'll need to consider which is best for you and your project.
2. Scientific Sources: Accuracy, Reliability & Validity
It's important to use other sources to support your work, but what's even more important is to use the right ones. Sources should be valid, reliable, and accurate, but it's not always easy to tell which ones meet these criteria.
3. How to Write a Written Report of a Scientific Investigation
Many times, writing a good written report of a scientific investigation is just as important as the experiment itself. In this lesson, we'll learn why the hypothesis, procedure, and results are so important.
4. How to Give an Oral Presentation on a Scientific Investigation
After watching this video lesson, you will know how to give an oral presentation that delivers the important parts of your scientific investigation in a way that your audience will like and understand.
5. How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts
How do scientists summarize their findings with visual aids? In this lesson, explore the different types of tables, charts and graphs that scientists use. Learn to read these effectively as a preview to your science studies.
6. How to Construct Graphs from Data
This video describes how to create a line graph and explains the four main parts that graphs need to contain: 1. previously collected data, 2. picture representations, 3. use of the correct graph type, and 4. labels. This lesson also covers dependent and independent variables.
7. Scientific Models: Definition & Examples
What are scientific models and how are they used? Learn about the different types of scientific models, including visual, mathematical, and computer models, and discover some real-life examples of each.
8. Impact of Technology & Math on Science
Learn how technology and mathematics are central to science. Discover examples of how scientists use technology and mathematics for research and communication.
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