Understanding Scientific Journals And Articles Quiz - Orc Course 2 - Lecture 1

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Understanding Scientific Journals And Articles Quiz - Orc Course 2 - Lecture 1

Hi everyone ! This is a small quiz after reading the lecture 1 to examine your understanding about Scientific Journals - an important step to begin doing research. Hope everyone will get the best score. Let's start !


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following pieces of writing would be considered primary literature?
    • A. 

      A textbook written by physicist

    • B. 

      a newspaper article written by a biologist

    • C. 

      Laboratory notes written by a chemist

    • D. 

      A scientific journal article written by a biologist

  • 2. 
    How do scientists indicate that they are building on past work in their scientific journal articles?
    • A. 

      By citing as many references as possible

    • B. 

      By describing past work and how their results fit in

    • C. 

      By using established methods to conduct their research

    • D. 

      By separating the raw data from their interpretation

  • 3. 
    Why do scientific journal articles include abstracts at the beginning?
    • A. 

      To provide a concise summary of the work

    • B. 

      So the abstract can be included in search databases

    • C. 

      So the importance of the work can be quickly assessed

    • D. 

      All of these answers are correct.

  • 4. 
    In which section of a scientific article are you MOST LIKELY to find a graph?
    • A. 

      Abstract

    • B. 

      Introduction

    • C. 

      Materials and Methods

    • D. 

      Result

  • 5. 
    What is the purpose of publishing research in a scientific journal and not a popular magazine?
    • A. 

      Scientific journals have many more readers than magazines.

    • B. 

      Only other scientists are interested in reading about research.

    • C. 

      Journals review articles more rigorously and tend to be focused on one specialty.

    • D. 

      Research must be shown to be correct before the wider population can read it.

  • 6. 
    Scientific articles follow a specific structure because
    • A. 

      It creates an archive that we reference.

    • B. 

      It makes finding information easier

    • C. 

      It helps other scientists reproduce the research.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 7. 
    Scientists often begin their research by reading articles published by others on the same or a similar topic. This is because the articles
    • A. 

      Give us a research project to retry.

    • B. 

      Provide information that we can use in our own project.

    • C. 

      Tell us the proven facts about our subject.

    • D. 

      Show us what has been done and what to avoid researching.

  • 8. 
    Please read this link:http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/07/could-some-vaccines-make-diseases-more-deadly?rss=1Is it a-a scientific journal article?-a newspaper article?