Natural Systems-Fall '01

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These are Research Proposals for Natural Systems 1, Fall '01. Please feel free to browse...

You can Input Your Research Proposal , and then review feedback on this page.

Peer Review is a fundamental component of doing science.To help make your projects more scientifically sound, you are being called upon to put forward your ideas, proposals, lab packets and final report as well as provide feedback to your peers.

Remember: Look at the NS syllabus to for details on the specifics to be included in your proposal. Make sure it is complete! Use the outline below as a guide!

1. Introduction

  1. Purpose/Problem. What is your hypothesis? What is your research question? What are your predictions?
  2. What do you plan to accomplish?
  3. Why is this research interesting to you?

2. Relevance of your research question

  1. Literature Review--What have others done?
  2. How does your research relate to a larger question (like the real World)?

3. Materials and Methods

  1. What is your experimental design? Is it statistically sound?
  2. Describe important materials and how they will be used.
  3. Describe other methods. How will you involve the class in your study? Be specific!
  4. Have you included a Data Sheet?
  5. Have you included a Research Time Line of research execution?

4. Results (To be included in your final report)

  1. Observations
  2. Tables (numerical data) and figures (graphs, drawings, etc.) when appropriate

5. Discussion & Conclusions

  1. Interpret your results, explaining why you got the results you did.
  2. Think beyond the project. What additional questions do you have?
  3. What suggestions do you have for further investigation?

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