Reading Primary Literature A Practical Guide to Evaluating Research Articles in Biology

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-12-06
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Reading primary literature is an exciting, rewarding part of being a scientist andReading Primary Literaturewill help get readers up to speed quickly in reading research articles. The booklet covers the parts of a research paper, succinctly explaining the aim of each section and how the paper works as a whole, and as a part of the larger world of science. Readers select a paper to evaluate, and this book guides them through that evaluation with clear explanations, directions for reading and analyzing the material, and applied questions to encourage critical reading skills. A list of sources and references at the back helps readers get started finding papers to read. For all readers interested in get readers up to speed quickly in reading scientific research articles.

Author Biography

Chris Gillen is an Associate Professor of Biology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.  He guides students through the primary research literature in upper level classes including Animal Physiology and Integrative Animal Biology as well as introductory Biology of Exercise, a course for non-science majors. Gillen won the 2002 Kenyon College Junior Trustee Teaching Excellence Award for “superb teaching, characterized by a contagious enthusiasm for science.”


Table of Contents

Introduction to the booklet
Finding research articles
The Anatomy of a Paper
The Introduction
The Methods
The Results
The Discussion
Putting it all together
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