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1 Science Research Group 4 Project

2 As IB Science students, you have the unique opportunity to work on a research project that steps outside the boundaries of the traditional class curriculum. The Collaborative Research Project is an interdisciplinary endeavor. Our goal is to develop and implement an investigation that combines areas of both Biology and Physics. Such an investigation has the potential to open your eyes to applications of the sciences that you may never have considered.

3 Collaborative Research Projects will culminate in: Written report Written report Poster Poster Oral presentation Oral presentation

4 Progression of Research Project Area of Interest Area of Interest Question Question Measureable Measureable Doable Doable Hypothesis Hypothesis Variables Variables Research Design Research Design Take Enough Data!!! Take Enough Data!!!

5 Progression of Research Project Execute Investigation Execute Investigation Data Analysis Data Analysis Graphs Graphs Statistical Analysis Statistical Analysis Final Write-Up Final Write-Up Research Paper Research Paper Poster Symposium Poster Symposium

6 Objectives for Day 1 Introduction to the project Meet in small groups containing students from both classes Brain Storm project ideas

7 Guidelines Allow everyone in the group to have input. Elect a group leader that ensures everyone is heard. Limit suggestions to projects that can be done in a high school laboratory, at a reasonable cost, and in the allotted time period. Learn from one another!

8 Objectives for Day 2 Meet in small groups containing students from both classes Present project ideas Explain the research topic Explain the biology component of each idea Explain the physics component of each idea

9 Guidelines Allow everyone in the group to have input. Elect a group leader that ensures everyone is heard. Limit suggestions to projects that can be done in a high school laboratory, at a reasonable cost, and in the allotted time period. Learn from one another!

10 Objectives Day 3 Draw teams and topics. Begin to brainstorm Research question Hypothesis Experimental design

11 Each team is responsible for: Scheduling its own meetings Keeping minutes of all meetings Organizing equipment and workers Collecting pertinent data Analyzing data in an appropriate fashion

12 Data Analysis Now youve got data……. ……so what does it mean?

13 Data Analysis Your conclusions must be supported by statistical analysis! This will tell you whether your results can be viewed as significant, or whether your results are likely just crass chance. Which statistical analysis should you do? What do you want to find out?

14 Data Analysis Analyzing the difference between two sample means t test Is there a significant difference between this average and that average?

15 Data Analysis Analyzing the difference between more than two sample means Analysis of Variance Compares the variance within the samples to the variance between the samples

16 Data Analysis Analyzing the relationship between two factors Coefficient of Correlation How does one variable change as the other variable changes?

17 Data Analysis Determining if the actual frequency differs significantly from the expected frequency Chi Square Test

18 Writing Up The Research Title –Should be descriptive

19 Writing Up The Research Abstract –Purpose –Procedure –Data Analysis –Results

20 Writing Up The Research Introduction –Provide background information –Review other work on the subject –Citing literary research is a must!

21 Writing Up The Research Materials and Methods –Paragraph form –Sketches should be placed near the related text –Briefly account for time

22 Writing Up The Research Results –Brief description of results –Cite results of statistical analysis

23 Writing Up The Research Discussion –Interpret your Results –Refer back to Introduction –Compare to published data results (with proper citation) –Suggestions for further research

24 Writing Up The Research Acknowledgements –Sources of materials –Use of facilities –Help of participants

25 Writing Up The Research Literature Cited –Proper format –Must actually be cited

26 Presenting the Research Poster Presentation Poster Presentation Proper Sections Proper Sections Role of both sciences? Role of both sciences? Data Data Uncertainty Uncertainty Diagrams Diagrams Clearly labeled (free-body if appropriate) Clearly labeled (free-body if appropriate) Statistical Analysis Statistical Analysis Decision values (critical value for r or values from t-table) Decision values (critical value for r or values from t-table)

27 Presenting the Research Introduction Introduction Introduce researchers Introduce researchers Give title Give title

28 Presenting the Research Brief History Brief History Pertinent background info – cite literature Pertinent background info – cite literature How did you get the idea? How did you get the idea? Lead audience up to the hypothesis. Lead audience up to the hypothesis.

29 Presenting the Research Methodology Methodology Experimental Design Experimental Design Special Apparatus Special Apparatus Statistical Analysis Statistical Analysis

30 Presenting the Research Results Results Professionally Presented Professionally Presented Correct labels, units, significant digits, etc. Correct labels, units, significant digits, etc.

31 Presenting the Research Conclusions Conclusions Did the data support or reject the hypothesis? Did the data support or reject the hypothesis? New questions and suggestions for further research New questions and suggestions for further research Any negative results? Any negative results?

32 Presenting the Research Solicit and Answer Audience Questions Solicit and Answer Audience Questions Direct Direct Confident Confident Honest Honest No Excuses No Excuses Acknowledge suggestions Acknowledge suggestions


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