This PowerPoint presentation guides instructors and students through the key background information for the module.
Adapted from: Following the Data v 1.0
This PowerPoint provides background information and images to supplement the "Following the Data" module.
Description of the Module:
The Prairie Fen Research Collaborative, working with the Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education Initiative (BLUE), and Science-Live, produced a film that highlights research and science in action. This 15-minute film showcases the process of science and the importance of data and data management. You will see how researchers from Central Michigan University and the Michigan Natural Features Inventory collaborate with conservation scientists from The Nature Conservancy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This project is an example of how collaborative science and open data, can further our understanding of biodiversity, inform conservation efforts, and contribute to adaptive, research informed, management strategies.
Students watching this video and completing this module will be able to do the following:
- Explain how researchers use data and evidence-based reasoning to create knowledge and understanding.
- Describe how new evidence and data, build on prior research and lead to the revision of scientific knowledge.
- Explain how biologists can answer research questions using different types of databases and large open data sets
- Explain how a change in one component of a system can impact other components
- Recognize gaps in our current understanding of a biological system and identify what specific information is missing.
- Following the data v2.docx(DOCX | 328 KB)
- Following the Data Data is the New Science modified Fall 2019 Panvini.pptx(PPTX | 4 MB)
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Cite this work
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
- Panvini, D. (2020). Following the Data - PowerPoint Addition to Module. Fall 2019 BLUE FMN, QUBES Educational Resources. doi:10.25334/731M-8788