Understanding Research

Episode 11: Modeling

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In this video, Anne explains how she uses a mathematical model in her own research about earthquakes. She describes how scientists use computer models can be used to make predictions about ground shaking in earthquakes, and physical models to conduct experiments. In all cases, she notes the importance of understanding the simplifications and assumptions you are making in the models.

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Episode 8: Collecting Data from the Natural World

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Modeling in Scientific Research

This video is one in a series that introduces students to scientific research. You can go to the table of contents to see all of the videos in the series.