Brennen Hodge April 23. 2009 Biological Research Dr. Rauch Optimal Foraging Theory The topic of this paper is optimal foraging theory. With that in mind, some ideas need to be described first. Organisms are constantly interacting with the environment they are present in. Each organism has its role to play in the environment to keep the cycle of life regulated in a biosphere.
The morphological traits observed can be thought as less attributed to convergent evolution and more attributed to adaptive radiation Introduction: In this lab experiment protein profiles were generated in order to examine similarities and differences among five different types of marine life. The objective of this lab was to use molecular techniques, such as extraction and electrophoresis, in order to explore the evolutionary relationships between the mollusks and arthropod. In this experiment two different phyla were examined, which are the following: clam, scallop, mussels, oysters, and shrimp. The muscle tissues were extracted from each of the five samples and then prepared for electrophoresis.
Also known as a principle. A theory is a synthesis of facts and well tested Hypothesis about certain aspects of the natural world. 1.11 Integrated Science 14. Why study integrated science? Studying integrated science allows us to understand the physical world – to appreciate it more deeply or to have the power to alter it- requires concepts from different branches of science.
Oswalt (2008) indicated that people bring their biological selves to the developmental process as recognized by Bronfenbrenner’s theory. His theory focuses on the changing relationship between an individual and his/her environment. Bronfenbrenner’s theory also focuses on how one’s developmental is based on the relationships that form his/her environment. One can still be nurtured, but the effects of the environment that he/she is in, can impact his/ her development (Oswalt, 2008). Development reflects the influences of several environmental systems, and these systems are the micro system, the mesosystem, exosystem and the macro system (Oswalt, 2008).
When it comes to understanding the arts and sciences and creating and developing a research program, one must keep in mind the importance and concerns of the treatment of participants and ethical conduct. Research can be defined as being the gift of intellect, curiosity, and skill, all coming together to arouse one’s desire to investigate questions, explore, and create new processes or products that will be beneficial for all individuals and society as a whole. While keeping in mind how important research is, it must be remembered that participants play a very important role in research and helping to find answers to the why’s, what’s, when’s, and how’s questions posed in stemming research activities. It is also very important that research participants be treated ethically and with the greatest respect, when choosing to participate in research projects. Ethics is a very important part of the context for compliance.
Some of the ethical considerations that are involved when conduction criminological research are data confidentiality and informed consent. Data confidentiality protects the confidentiality of individual research participants while preserving justified research access to needed information provided by the participants. Informed consent means that the subjects or participants are informed as to the nature of the research, their role in the research, and what will be done with the research. 6. There is a hope
Investigation of the affect of salinity on Osmosis within Solanum tuberosum | Year 10 Biology | \[Pick the date] | TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS page number 1 DESIGN 1.1 Defining the problem 3-4 * Focus / research question * Hypothesis * Background information / theory * Investigation Variables 1.2 Controlling Variables 4 * Treatment of Controlled Variables * Control Experiment 1.3 Experimental Method 4 * Materials * Risk Assessment * Method * Experimental Setup * Modifications to Experiment 2 DATA COLLECTION and PROCESSING 5 2.1 Recording Raw Data 5 * Quantitative Data * Qualitative Data 2.2 Processing Raw Data 5 * Statistical Processing - calculations 2.3 Presenting Processed Data 5-6 * Result (s) table (s) * Graph (s) 3 CONCLUSION and EVALUATION 6-7 3.1 Conclusion * Conclusion statement * Conclusion explanation 3.2 Evaluation Procedures 7 * Reliability * Limitations / Weaknesses / errors in Laboratory Investigation * Significance of weaknesses on experimental results 3.3 Improving the Investigation 7 * Modifications to experiment BIBLIOGRAPHY 8 APPENDIX A Risk Assessment and Laboratory Order Form APPENDIX B Diagram set up APPENDIX C Salt build up on the rim of measuring beakers 1. Design 2.1 Focus Question: What is the effect of different concentrations of salt solutions surrounding potato cells, Solanum tuberosum have on the osmosis of such cells. Hypothesis: If a 1 cm cube of Solanum tuberosum is covered with a high 40% concentration of sodium solution then the mass of Solanum tuberosum will decrease due to osmosis. However, when covered with distilled
Key Words: Counseling, Role of Researcher, Contributions, and Practitioner Model Role of Researcher Research within the counseling profession plays a vital role in counseling based on science and the active role it plays in “developing the knowledge that the counseling profession is based” (Heppner, Kivligham, & Wampold, 2006, p. 16). However, in the following example the scientific method does involve many empirical tests that did establish such supportable results. In another situation if taken the same scientific method this would show a set of rules and assumptions about evaluating and collecting data that is important to more research where needed. However, according to Heppner, Kivligham, & Wampold (2006) “the philosophical foundations guide our understanding of the world, but also can affect how scientists conduct research” (Heppner et al., 2006, p. 23). These assumptions would allow counselors to have an increase of knowledge that would be relevant to guide us through our counseling professions.
PTS: 1 REF: p. 12 OBJ: 6 NAT: AACSB Reflective Thinking | Environmental Influence 4. What is the difference between objective knowledge and skill development? ANS: Objective knowledge is the information gained from research and scholarly activity. Answers to scientific questions resulting from research studies form the knowledge base for effectively managing organizations. Skill development refers to the practice and feedback associated with mastering behavioral abilities necessary for
Scientific writing in psychology can include a research proposal, a research report or a lab report. A research proposal is a tentative design of a future research project. A research report is an extension of a research proposal and presents the results of research. A lab report is a report of one experiment and usually has an assigned format. One way to ensure that you understand the requirements of your brief is to take the assignment given one word or phrase at a time.