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Biology - Research Basics

This guide is an outline of recommended resources and a research companion helping you to identify and successfully utilize biological research.

Reading a Scientific Article

How to read a scientific article

As presented in the video, there are many different techniques to gain an understanding of a scientific journal article as a non-expert. One method is to change the reading order of the sections in the research article. Instead of reading the sections in the order the journal puts forth try: 

1.) Abstract

2.) Discussion

3.) Introduction

4.) Results

5.) Methods

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