A Few Tips for Understanding and Applying Scientific Research

I am frequently disappointed by the way I see science being taught in the US- no idea if it’s the same or different in other countries. What disappoints me is a tendency to focus almost exclusively on “how to design an experiment” with little to no education on how to understand and interpret scientific results.

The only time I actually really got any focus on this at all was in college, and even then it was sort of a haphazard focus. Students are somehow expected to intuit a lot of this knowledge on their own.

I’m not really making this post to specifically remedy the issue, but I do hope that some of these suggestions will help you think more critically about how and why research is used.

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