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Louise Lexis, Melbourne, Australia

Brianna Julien, Melbourne, Australia

Copyright Year: 2022

ISBN 13: 9780645326130

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgment of Country
  • Accessibility Information
  • About the Authors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • I. Main Body
    • 1. Science and the Scientific Method
    • 2. Design for Discovery
    • 3. Using Statistical Analyses
    • 4. Data Visualisation
    • 5. Accessing Scientific Literature and Referencing
    • 6. Communicating Scientific Discoveries to Peers
    • 7. Writing a Literature Review
    • 8. Sharing Science with the Community
    • 9. Your Life and Career as a Scientist 
  • Glossary
  • Accessibility Assessment

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  • About the Book

    'How To Do Science' has been written for students of the life sciences who are actively engaged in the scientific process. This guide introduces you to what it means to be a scientist. You will learn about the scientific method and how to carry out many tasks of a scientist, including: designing experiments, visualising data, accessing scientific literature, communicating science, and writing literature reviews.


     

    About the Contributors

    Authors

    Dr Louise Lexis is an Associate Professor (Teaching Focused) of human physiology at La Trobe University in the School of Agriculture, Biomedicine and Environment. Louise has taught human physiology at the undergraduate level for over two decades, and conducts research that investigates the impact of authentic scientific curricula on student learning and experience. She is a Senior Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy, and has a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education.

    Dr Brianna Julien is a Senior Lecturer (Teaching Focused) in human physiology at La Trobe University in the School of Agriculture, Biomedicine and Environment, and has taught human physiology to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year students for 17 years. Brianna has a PhD in neurophysiology and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. The quality and impact of Brianna’s work is recognised through multiple teaching awards up to national level and award of Senior Fellowship of the UK’s Higher Education Academy. Brianna conducts and publishes education research that investigates the impact of authentic scientific curricula on student learning and experience.

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