Episode 8: Collecting Data from the Natural World
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OverviewIn this video, Anne explains some of her own research about earthquakes, and how it involves making detailed observations of the natural world. She describes many types of scientists that use systematic, detailed observations as data for their analyses and interpretations: astronomers, climate scientists, ecologists, and many more. In addition, you’ll hear about citizen science projects, freely available datasets, and how observations can be useful in generating new research questions.
This video is one in a series that introduces students to scientific research. You can go to the table of contents to see all of the videos in the series.