Introduction to the Primary Literature
Scientific Inquiry: Learning to Ask the Right Question
|This podcast discusses some of the basic components of a scientific research paper. It also includes some tips on how to evaluate and assess the quality of a primary research article. This podcast relies heavily on the book “Reading Primary Literature” by Christopher Gillen
Amazon.com Link to the book
This activity set provides students with the opportunity to discuss the processes that underlie scientific inquiry and gain experience asking and developing their own questions. This activity also provides an opportunity for students to improve their critical evaluation skills by assessing the quality of statements that the podcast speakers states by asking questions regarding the validity of the speaker's conclusions and assumptions.