Guidelines: Research Skills
|Guidelines: Scientific Process||
A flow chart of the steps used in scientific inquiry with a concrete example of one complete inquiry.
|Glossary: Scientific Process||
All the ‘jargon’ used in the scientific process, including those involved with hypothesis testing, experimental design, figures, and statistics.
|Guidelines: Library Search||
Simple set of steps to take to do an electronic search for literature for your project.
|Guidelines: How to Read a Graph||
A beginner’s primer: 3 basic steps to follow in learning to describe and interpret scientific graphs.
|Making Figures and Doing Statistics in Excel 2016||
A step-by-step guide for how to make a figure and complete a statistical analysis using Excel 2016 for Mac.
|Guidelines: Basic Statistics||
Includes explanation and formula for use in descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation, range) and these analytical statistics: t-text, Chi-square (contingency test), correlation, regression, ANOVA.
How to Choose Among Statistical Tests
Statistical Test Flow Diagram
|Guidelines: Writing an Abstract||
Hints to use in writing an abstract, including its six basic components; an example is given.
|Guidelines: Writing a Scientific Manuscript||
Detailed instructions on how to write Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion, and format to use for Literature Cited of a scientific manuscript. When beginning to write an entire paper, start here to see all the steps and details to follow.
|Guidelines: A Sample Manuscript - Word Document||
A complete manuscript is here, together with pointers highlighted at the side of many parts.
|Guidelines: Oral Presentation||
Hints on how to create and deliver a successful 15-minute oral presentation.
|Guidelines: Leading a Formal Discussion||
Guidance for how to lead the discussion of a scientific paper.
|Guidelines: Making a Poster||
A detailed guideline for making a poster- including tips on design and formatting and tips for clearer content.
|Poster Template - PDF Document||
A simple visual template for making a poster - with directions and tips for each component.