Suggestions? I am looking for an undergrad-friendly paper that overviews exp design and sci method in ecology. . . reviews how to ask a clear question, etc.
Reworking syllabus for my 4th year Aquatic Ecology.
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This article contains proposed guidelines for ensuring proper experimental design in ecology. In a sequential fashion, it is important to begin with stating a hypothesis, followed by clearly defining terms and choosing appropriate samples and parameters. Following the tips and guidelines in order will help guide the researchers thought process when designing an ecological experiment. Consult the listed citations for in-depth explanations when required. The rules may be generalized to other fields of science.