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There are several ways that you can select a topic for this paper:
Once you've chosen a topic, look to the following sources for background information:
Want to use websites? Remember to evaluate them for good information.
Scientific research articles are often found in academic databases and journals. Here are some ways to look for information:
As you pick your two articles to compare, remember that you want them to be tightly focused. It is much easier to compare two articles that study the impact of intermittent fasting on diabetes than it is to compare one study that looks at intermittent fasting and diabetes and the other intermittent fasting and long-term weight loss.
Once you've done your background research and picked two articles to compare, you'll want to start thinking through how to evaluate them. Here are some steps to follow:
Once you've read and understood both articles, you'll want to start evaluating them section by section. Many of you will find that you'll spend most of your time in Materials and Methods, evaluating experimental design. Think through some of the things you've learned in your time at COD. For example:
You can also check out this guide to evaluating scientific research, or look at the book below for more examples of questions to ask:
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