Understanding Research

Episode 7: The Diversity of Research Methods

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In this video, you’ll hear from several students about their research, ranging from toxicology to anti-viral drugs. Then, Anthony introduces different types of research methods, like observational and experimental studies, and summarizes the commonalities of all of these approaches: a systematic approach to data collection and analysis.

Related video:

Episode 8: Collecting Data from the Natural World
Episode 9: Conducting Experiments

Related reading:

The Practice of Science: An Introduction to Research Methods
Experimentation in Scientific Research
Description 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.