the role of positive and negative controls in an experiment.
many times does an experiment have to be reproduced to be believable? When
can you legitimately discard observations?
in your teaching
Without positive and negative controls, experimental results are almost always
An well designed hypothesis leads to clear and distinct predictions
that can be validated or disproven by experimental observation.
Unconscious bias can enter many types of experiments; it can be best controlled
for through the use of 'double-blind' experimental protocols
The ability to reproduce an experiment is key; an experiment that cannot be reproduced
cannot be interpreted.
must honestly report their methods, observations and interpretation
so that other can reproduce them.
of a legible, well-dated, and complete record of experiments
is important not only in terms of enabling others to reproduce
or reconstruct previous experiments, but in establishing
the priority of specific discoveries.
performed in a lab, either University, public or private sector,
is the property of the lab, not the investigator (this needs
to be stated more accurately).
8. To withhold
information that clearly argues against the conclusions of
an experimental study is as dishonest as fabricating data that
supports the desired conclusion.
9. Failure to acknowledge the contributions of others, whether
past workers or co-workers is plagiarism.
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do you teach?
I do not teach
I teach, but not biology
I am researcher in the private sector
I teach elementary