Research Methods Description in Scientific Research :

by Anne Egger, Ph.D., Anthony Carpi, Ph.D.

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Why Descriptive Science Still MattersBioScience - A short article by David A. Grimaldi and Michael S. Engel about the role that descriptive science plays in modern biology.


Grove Karl Gilbert


Report on the Geology of the Henry MountainsG.K. Gilbert's original 1877 publication from the Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region

Report on the Geology of the Henry Mountains, Volume 2Original 1880 text by G. K. Glbert


Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee CentralJane Goodall Institute - Research program dedicated to the study of chimpanzees.

USGS Real-time Water Quality DataUSGS - Water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites.

Google ScholarGoogle - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.

...Darwin was a prolific describer of everything from barnacles to orchid
pollination and animal emotions. ... [His work] succeeded so well because it assembled and explained vast descriptive evidence.
- Grimaldi and Engel, Why Descriptive Science Still Matters

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