The Process of Science

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Geological Sciences

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Through a series of examples drawn from biology, climate science, geology, environmental science, and other disciplines, this collection of online learning modules demystifies the process of science and the work that scientists do. The authors highlight the many methods used in science and the common characteristics that unite them all as "science". The examples illustrate that science is a human endeavor, and research is enriched and enlivened by the diversity of scientists themselves. This web resource is an excellent companion to any college-level introductory science course, emphasizing how we know what we know. It will also serve as an invaluable resource for undergraduate students preparing to do research for the first time or for anyone who might be interested in learning more about the process of science and scientific research.


Please note: The Process of Science was published in a print edition in 2011. It is available in libraries worldwide, here.


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