Scientific Method

Find a scholarly scientific journal article located within ProQuest that is related to the field of environmental scienece. First, in a short paragraph, summarize the article. Next, describe any areas that appear to be unsound in the author’s thinking or methods? Are any steps of the scientific method omitted, or lacking? What additional information would be helpful to further support the study?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length

Required Resources

Articles

  1. Gordon, J. (2007). Planning research: A concise guide for the environmental and natural resources. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
    • Chapter 2 (pp. 10-19)
  2. Selhorst, A. L., & Lal, R. (2011). Carbon budgeting in golf course soils of central Ohio (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Urban Ecosystems, 14(4), 771-781. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11252-011-0168-5
    • Focus on the introduction

Websites

  1. Anderson, G. (2004). How to write a paper in scientific journal style and format. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Bates College Dept of Biology. Retrieved from http://abacus.bates.edu/~ganderso/biology/resources/writing/HTWtoc.html
  • Introduction to Scientific Writing
  • A Strategy for Writing the Paper
  • How Do I Write the…Introduction

week 2

Hypothesis Testing

Find a scholarly scientific journal article located within ProQuest that is related to the field of environmental science (this should be different than the paper chosen for your Week One discussion). First, describe the hypotheses being tested by the researchers? Does the methodology properly test all of the hypotheses presented? Additionally, discuss whether the results support or refute these hypotheses?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length

Required Resources

Articles

  1. Gordon, J. (2007). Planning research: A concise guide for the environmental and natural resources. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
    • Chapter 5 (pp. 44-52)
    • Chapter 6 (pp. 53-67)
  2. Macreadie, P. I., Hughes, A., & Kimbro, D. L. (2013). Loss of ‘Blue Carbon’ from Coastal Salt Marshes Following Habitat Disturbance. Plos ONE, 8(7), 1. Retrieved from the ProQuest database.
    • Focus on the methods section

Website

  1. Anderson, G. (2004). How to write a paper in scientific journal style and format (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Bates College Dept of Biology. Retrieved from http://abacus.bates.edu/~ganderso/biology/resources/writing/HTWtoc.html
    • How Do I Write the…methods
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