First of all, to write a hypothesis for a research paper you need to decide what it is going to be about and what you are going to prove to your audience. Listing all the reasons why something happens, choose one particular reason that you think is right. That is supposed to be your hypothesis.
Why publish science in peer-reviewed journals?
Left unanswered, however, is a more fundamental question: What value does the existence of these journals add? Google Scholar in ? The publishing process as it stands currently As most readers here are aware, the path to publishing a scientific paper has two major obstacles: The reviewers make a recommendation about whether or not the journal should publish the paper—if they all like it, chances are it will be accepted potentially after additional experiments ; if one of them hates it, chances are it will be rejected; if the reviews are mixed, the editor makes a judgment call.
In total, this process involves a handful of people at most, and takes around a few months to a year of course, if the paper is rejected, you generally start all over again. We can do better So why do we stick with this system, despite its many flaws?
However, journals do perform a service of sorts: Certainly the best judge of the interest of a paper to the community is, well, the community itself. Ditto for the best judge of the quality and reproducibility of a paper.
What features would this system have? Immediate publication without peer review. This is simply a feature taken from preprint servers like arXivand addresses the issues of speed and cost of publication.
One-click recommendation of papers. Now we need to find a way to filter the papers in step 1. Connection to a social network. Effective search based on the collective opinion on a paper.
One of the most useful features in Google Scholar in this regard is that it immediately tells you how many citations a paper has received; in general, this is highly correlated with the community opinion of a paper. This breaks down for new papers, all of which have zero citations.
You can imagine additional sorts of features that would be useful in a system like this—comments, voting on comments themselves, encouragement of reproducible research via Sweave or some other mechanism—but the aspects above are probably essential. Does a system like this perfectly address all of the issues with peer review mentioned above?
No—my guess is that this sort of system would also be somewhat biased towards established research groups, just as peer review is. But for all other aspects, this sort of system seems superior.
How do we get there? Many of the above ideas, of course, are not new see, e. Indeed, some aspects of these ideas comments, rating of articles have been implemented by the innovative PLoS journals, but have been greeted with deafening yawns from the research community.
This situation has created the perfect niche for a killer app—one that solves all of these issues and will actually be used. Conclusions Before the internet, peer-reviewed journals and researchers had a happy symbiosis: Now, that symbiosis has turned into parasitism: Being named here in no way implies endorsement of the opinions expressed].The Kids' Science Challenge is chock full of inspiring videos, fun games, and downloadable hands-on science activities.
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Steps of the Scientific Method Detailed Help for Each Step; Ask a Question: The scientific method starts when you ask a question about something that you observe: How, What, When, Who, Which, Why, or Where?
For a science fair project some teachers require that the question be something you can measure, preferably with a number.
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10 years later, and we are pimper than ever. My first foray into recording rap songs was back in I was a sophomore in high school, and my buddies Chris and John and I got it into our heads that we would start a rap group, which for some ridiculous reason we named the “Big Booty Bass Mad Klown Ho Posse.”.
For a good science fair project you need to do quite a bit of research before any experimenting. Start by finding some information about how and why water melts. You could read a book, do a bit of Google searching, or even ask an expert.
A Christian’s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy. When Paige Patterson was my pastor, he knew of my interest in science fiction and fantasy (otherwise known as genre or “speculative fiction” or “SF”).