Science-Based Communication

Which best describes the role of communication in scientific investigations?
Communication can help identify good scientific questions to further investigate.
Two scientists wrote a paper detailing their research and conclusions and submitted it to a scientific journal. Several months later, they received the paper back from the publisher with many comments attached from several fellow scientists. What is most likely the next step taken by the authors of the paper?
They will incorporate the suggestions from their peers and resubmit the paper
Which example illustrates public scientific communication?
A scientist sends a preview copy of a journal article to some colleagues.
What is the first way in which biology researchers present the results of their latest research?
through an article published in a scientific journal
A scientist wants to study the effects of morning temperatures on flower width. Which is most likely a source of error in this scientific experiment?
The measurement units were not converted during the data analysis phase.
The process through which professional scientists evaluate the quality of each others’ research is called
peer review.
Calibration of a measuring instrument is
comparing and adjusting the instrument’s measurement to match a known quantity or another correctly functioning instrument’s measurement
Which source is considered a primary source of scientific information?
an original research article in a scientific journal
Which statement describes the most common ways in which students and professional scientists communicate the results of their scientific research?
Students communicate results in laboratory reports, and professional scientists communicate results in scientific journals
A television program that presents the most recent developments in cancer research would be considered
a secondary source.

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