scientific study of a scientific article
The scientific article is attached below, after the guide lines you will need to follow to do the assignment
You will identify the problem or observation that spurred the research. While reading your article, it may be helpful to ask yourself why the scientists did the study.
You will identify the hypothesis the scientists were testing. Remember that a hypothesis is a testable educated guess. Thus, it is not appropriate to pose a question here. However, while reading your article, it can be helpful to ask yourself what explanation the scientists tried to use to explain their initial observation. Include any reasoning for how the scientists came to their hypothesis.
Next, we will identify the test or experiment that was performed to address the hypothesis. You can be detailed here. It may be helpful to pull from other sources, if you do not fully understand how the experiment was conducted. For example, if a piece of equipment was used, you may need to do a little background research.
Next, you will identify the experimental results that the scientists obtained. What did the scientists find after doing their experiment?
Finally, you will identify the conclusion of the study. In this part, you may address one or more of the following questions: What were the new findings of this study? How did the scientists interpret their results? How did they try to explain their findings?
We will also pose any further questions or future directions that arose from this study. After doing this study, what is the logical next step? What research could be done next? Are there any ethical considerations that arose from this work? Or did this research neglect an important question?
Finally, we will evaluate the differences between a related news article and the scientific study. What did the news article get right? what was misrepresented (if anything)? How could the journalists improve their presentation of the science? Could the scientists do anything to improve their presentation of the science?