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Title: Introducing undergraduate students to scientific reports
Authors: Willmott, Christopher J.R.
Clark, Richard P.
Harrison, Timothy M.
First Published: May-2003
Publisher: Centre for Bioscience, the Higher Education Academy
Citation: Bioscience Education, 2003, 1-10
Abstract: The question of how and when to introduce undergraduates to primary research articles is a perennial problem. We describe here a series of exercises undertaken with Level One students as introductory training towards the reading and presentation of scientific papers at Level Three and the writing up of final year research projects. In the first exercise, students consider the structure of a scientific report and read and evaluate a given research paper. Subsequently, students are asked to imagine themselves as scientific investigators interested in a specific problem. In tutor-led group discussion, they design an experiment to investigate the problem and then individually write a report based on provided data.
ISSN: 1479-7860
eISSN: 1479-7860
Version: Publisher version
Status: Peer reviewed
Type: Article
Rights: Copyright 2003 The Authors. Deposited with reference to the publisher's archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website. Bioscience Education is an open-access journal freely available to anyone with internet access.
Description: This is the final publisher edited version of the paper published as Bioscience Education, 2003, 1-10. This version was first published at
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