Your enrichment proposal is the largest single component of your laboratory grade. Attached below is a very general outline of what should take place during your 20-30 minute presentation. It is similar to what you’ve seen and heard presented earlier in the course.
Research articles are also often known as scientific or peer-reviewed articles. If the article is NOT written by the person or group who did the research, it is NOT a peer-reviewed or scientific article. Research articles are important for knowing what new discoveries have been made. This is why it is important to use recent articles, since they will be the first things published on a new scientific development.
Here's a quick overview of how to identify these journal articles:
Each team member must choose one scientific original research article that includes data collection. Avoid review articles. Remember that you are focusing on changing a behavior as a result of enrichment.
Try browsing through the journals below to find enrichment techniques which have been tested.
It works best if each group remember selects a database to search in. Begin with Summon, Google Scholar, and Science Direct. Move onto JSTOR when you have a good idea of your topic because there can be a lot of irrelevant content.
If a book or article you want is not available, use Interlibrary Loan (ILL). The Library can order books and articles from other libraries. This process takes few days but is completely free for DelVal students, faculty, and staff.
Each group will also need one non-scientific article. Use Shape of Enrichment & Animal Keepers' Forum to locate non-scientific articles for Part 1 of this assignment.
RefWorks is a new way to collect, manage, and organize research. You can read, annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate by sharing collections.
From simple bibliographies to papers formatted with in-text citations or footnotes, RefWorks handles it all. To learn more about RefWorks, use our RefWorks research guide.
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