Reading a Scientific Article
The single most important element of science is communication. If we do not communicate our findings to the world, science knowledge would grow much more slowly since each person studying a topic couldn't learn about their topic except through their own studies. If Dr. Wortman kept his findings to himself, we would first miss out on utilizing his findings that have an effect on agroecosystems, but we would also miss out on the potential to conduct additional studies that extend out from Dr. Wortman's work.
One way scientists communicate their work is through peer-reviewed scientific articles. At times it can be difficult or challenging to read these scientific articles or find key information if you are not used to the writing structure of these scientific articles. Click on the video below to explore the structure of science research articles and go over what information is presented in each section of an article with Kristina.
If you are having trouble viewing the video click on Academic Article Introduction
Answer the questions below to check for understanding. When you are done move on to the Standard Deviation and Standard Error page.